The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Burns
First Name:
Copeland James
Nick Name:
Jimmy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7316
Company:
B' Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
Discharged:
3.04.1946
DOB:
16.05.1917
Place of Birth:
Moora, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Burns
Mothers's Name:
Ada Francis Burns
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Shop Assistant
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selerang Barracks Changi.
Force:
D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II , Kanu 1 River Camp (evacuated sick to Tarsau by barge), Kinsaiyok, Konkoita, Tarsau, Chungkai, Nacompaton, Nihke-Nihke Wood Camp, Sonlcurai, Kanchanaburi, Bangkok (Sports Stadium)
POW#:
8752
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft

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 (Morris Collection)

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.

Hellfire 2002, Morris & Burns
Hellfire Pass 2002, Owen Morris & Jim Burns (Morris Collection)

 

Listen to an oral history interview of Jim, Owen Morris 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
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Songkurai 294k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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