The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Smith
First Name:
Alexander Julian
Nick Name:
Whispering
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX6441
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
16.07.1940
Discharged:
9.01.1946
DOB:
6.04.1916
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Julian Alfred Smith
Mothers's Name:
Ellen Smith
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Non Pladuk (evacuated to hospital on 23.9.1943)
POW#:
4/6634
Return Details 1945:
Saigon‐Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore‐Townsville‐Brisbane by aircraft, Brisbane-Sydney‐Melboume-Perthby troop train.

General Description

Soldier was sent to French Indo-China with Both Party from where he was recovered at the end of war.

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October 1945 journey home to Australian on deck of ‘MV Highland Brigade’ Left sitting: Alexander Smith and Wally Lynn last right standing with British Nursing Sisters of The Queen Alexandra Nursing Service and other 8th Division survivors.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Saigon - French Indo China
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