The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Thomas Medland
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company, No. 3 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Streatham, London, England
- Father's Name:
- Augustus Harry Davison
- Mothers's Name:
- Bessie Mabel Davison
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A8, Row D, Grave 16, Age 34.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- 'A' Force Burma Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Kendau, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Reptu 30km Hospital Camp. To Khonkan 55km Hospital Camp from Aungganaung 105km Camp on 4/7/1943 to amputate left leg above his knee due to a 3 inch by 2 inch tropical ulcer. Three amputations were conducted by Colonel Coats, A.A.M.C.
- Cause of Death:
- Chronic Diarrhoea and Malnutrition
- Place of Death:
- Khonkan 55km Camp
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 204, Khonkan 55km Camp.
Tom Davison underwent 3 amputations under Albert Coates. Weak from malnutrition and diarrhoea he was unable to recover and he died on 25 October 1943 aged 34 years.
Tom arrived in Fremantle from London on ‘Orama’ 6 April 1926 as a 17 year old, without his family. He left behind one younger brother and sister. It is also believed his father may have died before his departure, and definitely before his own.
In the 1911 English Census his father was alive and recorded working as jeweller and dealer. Thomas was 3 years and younger brother Kenneth 12 months.
In 1936 and 1937 the Electoral Rolls have recorded him living at Boodarie, south of Port Hedland. When he enlisted in August 1908 his address was Marble Bar.
Unfortunately we know little else of Thomas Davison. Should any of his family read this we ask you to please contact us.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma