The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hood
First Name:
William Hopton Patrick
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX7471
Classification:
Clerk
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 3 Platoon.
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
Discharged:
25.01.1946
DOB:
27.03.1901
Place of Birth:
Southend-on-Sea, England
Father's Name:
Samuel Hood
Mothers's Name:
Louisa Hood
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Builder
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km (1.7.1943 tropical ulcer)
POW#:
2737
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft

General Description

 

Bill Hood was 7 years in Kings Royal Irish Hussars.

 

With A Force Burma his was recorded at Victoria Point Camp Hospital 29/6/1942, To Ye, to Tavoy, to  4.8 k, to Thetkaw 14 k, to 75 k, 55 k hospital with ulcer 1/7/1943, to 55 k Aug to Sept 1943, to Tamarkan, to Nacompaton 30/8/1945.

Bill Hood was recovered from Thailand.

He passed away 17th April 1985.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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