The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Rabone
First Name:
John Argent
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7511
Company:
Headquarters Company, No 3 Platoon
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
Discharged:
28.01.1947
DOB:
27.03.1905
Place of Birth:
Birmingham, England
Father's Name:
Clement William Rabone
Mothers's Name:
Lydia Rabone
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Quarryman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Pratchai
Camps Burma:
Tavoy RAP 15 Sep 42 transferred Thanbyzuat Hospital 16 Sep 42, Thetkaw 14km, Reptu 30km (medical orderly 26 Mar 1943), Kyondaw 95km, Aungganaung 105km
POW#:
9350
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Circassia

General Description

John Argent Rabone
John Argent Rabone

 

John Rabone enlisted  AIF Aug 1940, later joined 2/4th MGB HQ No. 3 Platoon.

From Singapore he was sent to Burma end  Burma-Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force Burma Green No. 3 Battalion.

Please read about this Battalion.

John was recovered from Thailand at end of war.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Pratchinburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
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