The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Rodda
First Name:
Arthur William
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7509
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
28.04.1900
Place of Birth:
Midland, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Henry Rodda
Mothers's Name:
Jane Rodda
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Railway Employee
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row G, Grave 52, Age 44.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Selarang Barracks Changi (Forestry Party)
Force:
‘D' Force Thailand, S battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Tamuang, Chungkai
POW#:
4/6554 & 8838
Cause of Death:
Cerebral Malaria
Place of Death:
Nacompaton
Date of Death:
20.02.1945
Buried:
Row E, Grave No. 1, Nacompaton

General Description

Wounded in action on 13.2.1942. Soldier received a shrapnel wound to the leg but remained on duty. This soldier also had a history of repeated malaria attacks. On 8.4.1944 at Chungkai in Thailand Lieutenant ‘Mick’ Wedge signed an I.O.U. for 12 Pounds and 10 Shillings for a small jar of Vegemite to help Bill recover from beri‐beri, a B group vitamin deficiency disease.

Rodda

Rodda

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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