The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Bow
First Name:
Walter Verdun
Nick Name:
Wally
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7253
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'D' Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
Discharged:
14.03.1946
DOB:
19.03.1916
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Harry Bow
Mothers's Name:
Rachel Lambert Bow
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Blacksmith's Striker
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estae Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Sererang Barracks Camp
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Brankassi, Hindaine, Hindato, Nacompaton, Bangkok (go-downs), Japanese Transport Camp just out of Bangkok to repair trucks. Accompanied by Swift & Manthorpe.
POW#:
3/7016
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay.

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action at Buona Vista on 15/2/1942. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 16/2/1942 with shrapnel wounds to the left and right buttocks. Discharged to unit on 22/2/1942.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
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