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:
Avice Hilda Shelton
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

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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