The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Procter
First Name:
Harold Edward
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX6172
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
13.07.1941
Discharged:
19.06.1946
DOB:
12.08.1905
Place of Birth:
Lancashire, England
Father's Name:
William Procter
Mothers's Name:
Rosa Procter
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi (beri-beri and avitaminosis July-September 1942); Selerang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘ J ’ Force Japan, Wales Maru Party
Camps Japan:
Kobe (factory and dock work); Kawasaki Camp; Maruyama Park; Fukuoka sub-Camp No .26; Usui.
POW#:
703
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Okinawa, USS Marathon; Okinawa-Manila, C 54 aircraft; Manila-Sydney, HMS Speaker; Sydney-Fremantle, HMT Duntroon

General Description

Wounded in action at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942. Admitted to Field Ambulance with a shrapnel wound to his back and left arm. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 16/2/1942 and discharged to unit on 21/2/1942.

Harold was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kawasaki, Maruyama Park - Japan
  • Kobe, Osaka #2-B - Japan ***
  • Usui, Fukuoka #26 - Japan
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