The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Toms
First Name:
Frederick William
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7664
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
28.08.1904
Place of Birth:
Aldershot, England
Father's Name:
Septimus Toms
Mothers's Name:
Minnie Toms
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck and Tractor Driver
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 19, Age 40.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Thetkaw 14k RAP 1/2/43
POW#:
1479
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 35
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
14.09.1944

General Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wounded in action at Buona Vista on 15.2.1942. Admitted to the 2/13th Australian General Hospital with splinter wounds to the back. Soldier was operated on same day. Discharged to unit 18.3.1942.

 

Frederick was selected on the 27/03/1944 to be transported to Japan. He was lost at sea after the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru on the 14/09/1944 in transit to Japan.

 

Height 5′ 6″

 

TOMS, Private, FREDERICK WILLIAM, WX7664, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 14 September 1944. Age 40. Son of Septimus and Minnie Toms, of New Bradwell, Buckinghamshire, England. Panel 19.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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