The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Whiteman
First Name:
David Leslie Archibald
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX7477
Company:
‘A' Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
Discharged:
1.02.1946
DOB:
13.06.1917
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Oswald Archibald 'Archie' Claude Whiteman
Mothers's Name:
Catherine Mary Whiteman 'Kittie' (nee Tobin)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Printer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘ D ’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Tarsau (sick for 12months), Kinsaiyok, Konkoita, Tamarkan, Chungkai, Kanchanaburi, Nakom Nayok, Bangkok.
POW#:
4/4610 & 8737
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa

General Description

 

 

 

 

Whiteman was selected in Singapore to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force S Battalion.  This work Force included a very large number of 2/4th blokes and left by train for Thailand about 14 March 1943.

Please read further about ‘D’ Force S Battalion. 

 

 

David Whiteman was the eldest child born to Oswald ‘Archie’ Whiteman and Catherine ‘Kit’ Tobin who married 1916.  David was the eldest of four sons.  The family resided in the Midland area.

 

 

 

 

Returning home after the war, David married in 1948 to Sheila Marie O’Neil.

 

 

 

 

 

David and Sheila resided at Midland until at least 1954 and later moved to Dianella.

He died 9 May 1984 and Sheila died 2001.

They are buried together at Midland Cemetery.

David’s father Archie Whiteman died in 1968 and Kit died in 1987, sadlly she outlived her son David.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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