The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Giddens
First Name:
William Marcus
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5335
Company:
‘A’ Company (transferred from Battalion Headquarters 22.11.1941)
Enlisted:
27.07.1940
Discharged:
14.12.1945
DOB:
3.05.1920
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Henry Boradlaugh Giddens
Mothers's Name:
Maude Hilda Giddens
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairyhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II ,Rin Tin, Tamarkan, Chungkai, Nacompaton,Nakom Chassi
POW#:
4/6157 and 8781
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Labuan-Morotai-Sydney by aircraft; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

William passed away aged 84 yrs, February 2005, at Mount Lawley, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Rin Tin, Lin Tin 180k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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