The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wayman
First Name:
Thomas Sylvester
Nick Name:
Tom
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7502
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Headquarters Company (Q.M. Store)
Enlisted:
5.08.1940
Discharged:
7.12.1945
DOB:
24.06.1913
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Frederick Walter Wayman
Mothers's Name:
Hilda Wayman
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Bus Driver
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Java Party No. 6, P Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
Hintok Road Camp, Hintok River Camp, Kinsaiyok, Konkoita, Tamuang, Nacompaton
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia (April l942‐January 1943)
Camps Japan:
Yamane, Niihama
POW#:
1760
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama‐Okinawa, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Morotai-Darwin,PBYCatalina aircraft A24-306, Darwin-Perth, B29 Superfortress ‘Waltzing Matilda'.

General Description

Read more of Tom’s story at Pte. Tom Wayman WX7502.

Read about Java and POW Camps and a group of men who delayed their surrender on Java to the Japanese.

Tom passed away aged 88yrs, August 9 2002, at Melville, WA.

 

Height 5′ 9″

Camp Locations:

  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Hintok River Camp, 158k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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