The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Davison
First Name:
Thomas Medland
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7804
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 3 Platoon.
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
26.04.1908
Place of Birth:
Streatham, London, England
Father's Name:
Augustus Harry Davison
Mothers's Name:
Bessie Mabel Davison
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Storeman
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A8, Row D, Grave 16, Age 34.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'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.
POW#:
3091
Cause of Death:
Chronic Diarrhoea and Malnutrition
Place of Death:
Khonkan 55km Camp
Date of Death:
25.10.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 204, Khonkan 55km Camp.

General Description

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.

Please read further about ‘A’ Force Green Force No. 3 Battalion

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • 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
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