The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Doyle
First Name:
Thomas Francis
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7299
Company:
‘D’ Company, No. 14 Platoon
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
Discharged:
5.03.1946
DOB:
1.06.1902
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Doyle
Mothers's Name:
Nora Doyle
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Line Foreman
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Java Party No.4, Williams Force
Camps Thailand:
131km, 133km, Kanchanaburi, Nacompaton (evacuated seriously ill 29.4.1944-9.1.1945), Bangkok
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
POW#:
4539
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa

General Description

Doyle was captured in Java on 9 March 1942.

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Whilst at Bicycle Camp, Java Tom Doyle was sick during July/August 1942.

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Doyle was at Thanbyuzayat Burma hospital between 1st February to 16 June 1943.   Other camps he was recorded at include Nikhe 133 km between 26 Dec 43 to 12 Jan 1944.   Arrived No. 3 Camp Kanchanaburi and evacuated 1st priority to  Nacompaton 29 Apr 44 to 9 Jan 1945 seriously ill with bone and joint problems. He was trucked to Bangkok (with J.K.A. MacDonald WX17566) and recovered from there at the end of the war.

Camp Locations:

  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
  • Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
  • Bangkok - Thailand
  • Nikhe, Ni Thea, 133Kilo Camp, 281.80km - Thailand
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