The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Meakins
First Name:
Eric
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7241
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
Discharged:
14.12.1945
DOB:
1.02.1918
Place of Birth:
Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Henry Meakins
Mothers's Name:
Charlotte Smith Meakins
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Milk Vendor
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Japan:
Yamane, Nihama
POW#:
8806, 1677
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama-Okinawa, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-377, Perth by B24 Liberator aircraft A72-379.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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