The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Elkins
First Name:
Harry Laurence
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7562
Classification:
Pioneer
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 3 Platoon
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
31.03.1906
Place of Birth:
Margate, England
Father's Name:
Harry Elkins
Mothers's Name:
Emily Elkins
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Railways Yardman
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 13, Age 37.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Brankassi.
POW#:
4/6097 & 2239
Cause of Death:
Dysentery and Acute Enteritis
Place of Death:
Brankassi
Date of Death:
12.08.1943
Buried:
Brankassi Cemetery, Grave No. 37.

General Description

Read the story on the Beacon Memorial.

 

Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row - Tom Firns, H. Elkins,Scotty McEwan, Front row - Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan
Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row – Tom Firns, H. Elkins,Scotty McEwan, Front row – Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan

 

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Harry sailed  ‘Ormonde’ from London to Fremantle arriving 24 September 1920.  He was aged 14 years.  It is not known when his parents  or any of his siblings arrived as his name was listed without family.  One brother Edward Charles was employed as a farmhand at Gabbin when Harry was farming in the Beacon area at  North Marindo, Location 3260.

Harry married Annie Whyte in 1940.

Harry Elkin farmed at Cleary up until late 1930’s.

Annie Elkins and her son were residing in Shenton Park when Harry was serving in the AIF.

He was survived by his widow Annie Elkins nee Whyte. Annie died in 1995 aged 92 years.

To read further about ‘D’ Force Thailand.

Please read about D Force, V Battalion

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
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