The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Fitzgerald
First Name:
Thomas Martin
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 24.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX5425
Classification:
Cook
Company:
'C' Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
27.07.1940
Discharged:
6.02.1946
DOB:
12.04.1903
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Fitzgerald
Mothers's Name:
Annie Fitzgerald
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Greengrocer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Petchaburi, Nakom Chassi, Phetburi Ferry, Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Aungganaumng, Khonkan 55km Camp,
POW#:
1366
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade

General Description

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Tom Fitzgerald

 

Tom was selected with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force  No. 3 Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.

This Force was shipped from Singapore to Burma.  Green Force disembarked at Victoria Point where the 1000 odd POWs were split into two working parties.  One remained in Victoria Point working on the wharves unloading fuel, rice etc, then loading onto trucks.

The 2nd group moved out of Victoria Point to repair and extend the airfield.  They also had to construct roads.

Please read further about A Force Green Battalion.

Read also, Tom’s Affidavit to War Crimes in the Matter of crime committed by KIYOTO USA (Scarface)

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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