The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wenn
First Name:
Stanley Keith
Nick Name:
Stan or known as Mick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7641
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
10.09.1940
Discharged:
8.02.1946
DOB:
23.09.1912
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Henry Wenn
Mothers's Name:
Mable Wenn
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Stevedore
Singapore:
Selarang Camp, Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, A. G. H. Roberts Barracks Changi (Potts fracture to the right tibia 13.11.1942), Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘J’ Force Japan, Wales Maru Party.
Camps Japan:
Kobe (9/6-20/6/43), Notogawa-Osaka sub-Camp No. 9 (20/6-10/9/45) dyke construction
POW#:
721
Return Details 1945:
Okinawa‐Manila, USS Goodhue, Manila-Sydney, HMS Formidable, Sydney-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Stan was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.

He was then transferred from Kobe to Notogawa-Osaka sub-Camp No. 9 until end of the war.  At this last camp, Stan was one of 3 men from 2/4th sent here on 20 May 1945.   With the limited rations  the men lost between 4-8 kilograms in weight.  Please read Leahy’s Affidavit about this camp.

Height 5′ 6 3/4″

Stan passed away aged 69, November 10 1981, Bunbury WA.

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Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kobe, Osaka #2-B - Japan ***
  • Notogawa, Osaka #9-B - Japan
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