The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Thaxter
First Name:
Frank Dawson
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7248
Classification:
Fitter
Company:
Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
Discharged:
15.03.1946
DOB:
12.09.1918
Place of Birth:
Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Ralph Arthur Thaxter
Mothers's Name:
Barbara Elsie Thaxter
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, A. G. H. Roberts Barracks Changi, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, (evacuated to Chungkai), Non Pladuk, Tamajao Wood Camp, Tamarkan, Nacompaton, Prachuab Kirikhan‐Mergui Escape Road, Petchaburi.
POW#:
4/15469 & 2298
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft , Singapore‐Kuching-Labuan-Morotai-Maruka‐Biak‐Townsville‐Brisbane by aircraft, Brisbane-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Frank & Doris Thaxter Wedding 21-06-1941
Frank & Doris Thaxter Wedding 21-06-1941

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back L-R: Jim Gilmour, Colin Rainbow. Front L-R: Frank Thaxter, Greg Burdon, Owen Doust After Release1945
Back L-R: Jim Gilmour, Colin Rainbow.
Front L-R: Frank Thaxter, Greg Burdon, Owen Doust
After Release1945

 

Height 5′ 11 1/2″

Read about Mergui Road Escape where Frank was working at the end of the war.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Mergui (Myiek) Escape Road - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamajao, Tha Mayo, 238k - Thailand
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