The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ham
First Name:
Reginald John
Nick Name:
Reg
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX6975
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘D’ Company, No 14 Platoon
Enlisted:
30.07.1940
Discharged:
23.01.1947
DOB:
18.01.1914
Place of Birth:
Mosman Park, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Walter Ham
Mothers's Name:
Emily Mary Ham (nee Comith)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Painter’s Assistant
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force
Camps Thailand:
131km, 133km, Kanchanaburi, Chumphon, Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp
POW#:
4642
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade

General Description

Soldier was AWOL at Fremantle and sent to Java.

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He was with No. 4 Party which arrived Singapore 12/10/1942 and departed Changi 14/10/1942.

At war’s end. Reginald Ham was recovered from Chumphon, Thailand.

Reg Ham married 1940 to Laurel E. Obst.

He died 11/10/1976 aged 62 years.

Camp Locations:

  • Chumphon - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
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