The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hill
First Name:
Alan Mckay
Nick Name:
Darky
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX6602
Classification:
Cook
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
17.07.1940
Discharged:
15.02.1946
DOB:
14.04.1904
Place of Birth:
Melbourne, Victoria
Father's Name:
Roland Hill
Mothers's Name:
Catherine Finlayson Hill
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Orchardist, Farmer and Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma Green, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Nacompaton, Kao Rin
Camps Burma:
Reptu 30km Hospital Camp
POW#:
3083
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft (8.10.1945)

General Description

‘Darkie’ and his wife Amy were living in Carnarvon in 1972.

In Jan 1973 Borehole Bulletin ‘Darkie’ was mentioned as being at Hollywood Hospital – on one of his regular visits from Carnarvon.  The author (believed to be Ted Wallin) wrote ‘He was told ‘Darkie’ had to get bak to bottle up the “Home Brew” and wished him and Amy good luck, hoping to see him one of these days!’

Alan McKay Hill known as ‘Darkie’  died 12/3/1976.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kao Rin, Specialist Camp 46.92k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
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