The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Heffernan
First Name:
John Charles
Nick Name:
Plonk
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX6968
Company:
‘A’ Company, No 4 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.07.1940
Discharged:
16.01.1947
DOB:
26.08.1908
Place of Birth:
Midland Junction, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Hefferman
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Milk Vendor and Water Borer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘ D ’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II , Kinsaiyok, Chungkai;
POW#:
8788
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade

General Description

Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row - Tom Firns, H. Elkins,Scotty McEwan, Front row - Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan
Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row – Tom Firns, H. Elkins,Scotty McEwan, Front row – Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan.

 

John Heffernan was with Don Force ‘S’ Battalion

at Kinsayok and Chungkai Camps.

 

He was recovered from Thailand at war’s end.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
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