The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Morris
First Name:
Owen
Nick Name:
Romeo
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX6173
Classification:
Bootmaker
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
13.07.1940
Discharged:
19.12.1945
DOB:
31.03.1919
Place of Birth:
Glenlin via Bridgetown, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Morris
Mothers's Name:
Annie Morris
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II , Konkoita, Tarsau (12 months), Wampo, Tamajao Wood Camp, Tamarkan, Nikhe, Sonkurai, Nakom Nayok
POW#:
4/ 6425 and 8811
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa

General Description

 

 

Fairbridge 2004 No 2

Trevor James, Jim Burns, Alf Worth, John Lane, Des Colevas, Bob Whitield, Joe Pearce (rear), Tom Pilmoor (front), Owen Morris, Jim Elliott, Ron Badock, Gordon Lynam

Fairbridge 2001
Fairbridge 2001

Back Row L-R: Jim Burns, John Lane, Jim Elliott, Cowboy Matthews, Frank Evans, Alf Worth, Trevor James, Wally Lynn, Les Cody, Owen Morris
Front Row L-R: Greg Burdon, Ron Badock, Des Coleves, Jim Gilmour, Joe Pearce.Back Row L-R: Jim Burns, John Lane, Jim Elliott, Cowboy Matthews, Frank Evans, Alf Worth, Trevor James, Wally Lynn, Les Cody, Owen Morris

 

Hellfire 2002, Morris & Burns
Hellfire Pass 2002, ‘Romeo’ Morris & Jim Burns (Morris Collection)

 

Romeo passed away on his 87th birthday, March 31 2006, at Doubleview, WA.

Morris Hilda & Owen (Romeo)
Morris Hilda & Owen (Romeo)

 

Owen (Romeo) Morris
Owen (Romeo) Morris

 

Listen to an oral history interview of Owen, Jim Copeland and Jim Gilmour recorded in Singapore February 2001.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Songkurai 294k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamajao, Tha Mayo, 238k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Wampo, Wang Pho 114k - Thailand ***
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