The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Clarence Gordon
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company, No. 10 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Bunbury, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Robert Clarence Henderson
- Mothers's Name:
- Ada Henderson
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Taxi Driver and Mechanic
- ‘D’ Force Thailand, Java Party No. 6 (coal mining)
- Camps Java:
- Bicycle Camp Batavia
- Camps Japan:
- Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 13, Saganoseki (copper smelter); Omine Divisional Camp No. 6 (coal mining)
- Rashin Maru Party
- Return Details 1945:
- Nagasaki-Hong Kong by US. aircraft carrier; Hong Kong-Manila by ship; Manila-Morotai-Darwin-Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-377
Back L-R: Jimmy Quinn, Les Marriott, Johhny Clare, Clarrie Henderson, Ralph Hadfield. Front L-R: Don Maning, Wenn, Ern Ricketts.
Soldier was wounded in action Singapore receiving a gunshot wound to his right that caused a stiff middle finger which was amputated in November 1944.
Whilst in Japan an accident necessitated the amputation of two more fingers on his right hand on 27.2.1945.
Clarrie Henderson was AWOL when the ‘Aquitania’ departed Fremantle in January 1942. He was later one of the 98 2/4th men sent to Java. Java capitulated to the Japanese and he was a POW from 9th March 1942 to January 1943 at Bicycle Camp No. 4 before being transported via Singapore (arriving 7.1.1943 and departing 19.1.1943) to Railway in Thailand.
Clarrie Henderson died 14 June 1996 at Bunbury.
- Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
- Omine, Hiroshima #6-B - Japan
- Saganoseki, Fukuoka #13-D - Japan