The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Shelton
First Name:
George Tom
Nick Name:
Tommy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7623
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
23.10.1918
Place of Birth:
England
Father's Name:
George Torn Emmanuel Shelton
Mothers's Name:
Avis Hilda Shelton (nee Carvey)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 71, Age 24.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘H’ Force Thailand, Group No. 3
POW#:
4/6606
Cause of Death:
Post Pneumonia and Beri‐Beri
Place of Death:
Kanu II Malayan Hamlet
Date of Death:
7.09.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 80, Malayan Hamlet

General Description

George Tom Shelton
George Tom Shelton

 

Solder was wounded in action at 1800 hours on 15.2.1942 and admitted to 2/10th Australian General Hospital with a shrapnel wound to the left temple. Discharged to unit on 23.2.1942.

He was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘H’ Force Group 3.  Please read further.

Shelton 10 Oct 1945

 

 

G.T. Shelton

Kanachaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

 

The Shelton family arrived from London on ‘Demethenis’ at Albany on 4 June 1924.  George (snr) Shelton and Avis Hilda Carvey married 1919 Barnsbury, England.  Nettie was first born daughter, followed by George Tom (Jnr) and then Avis.

It appears Tom Shelton was really born in 1920 and not 1918.

George and Avis with their 3 children settled on Group 124 Forrest, Sussex as we find them recorded in 1925 Electoral Roll.

By 1936, the family had moved to Busselton.  Few families managed to turn their Group Settlement grants into success and profit.  It was a heart-breaking scheme.

Below:  Death of William Carvey, father to Avis Shelton 1939.

 

Tommy Shelton has his name inscribed on Busselton WW2 Memorial.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
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