The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Green
First Name:
Thomas Henry
Nick Name:
Tom
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX7869
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
13.08.1940
Discharged:
9.01.1946
DOB:
8.03.1918
Place of Birth:
West Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward Green
Mothers's Name:
Constance Kate Green
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Coal Miner and Timber Worker
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘ D ’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Konyu II, Kinsaiyok, Chungkai, Nikhe-Nikhe, Kanchanaburi
POW#:
1/7862 and 8728
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa

General Description

Tom Green, James Flanagan & Tom Finlay
Tom Green, James Flanagan & Tom Finlay

All were Collie boys.  Please read further about Collie.

 

Tom marries Dorothy Shannon in 1947.  The couple had a son, Trevor.  Tragically in January 1952, at the age of 33 years, Tom is accidently killed at work at  Muja Mine.

 

 

From Singapore Tom was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion.  This particular group as well as ‘A’ Force Green Force to Burma end of Railway, included the largest contingency of 2/4th men.

We cannot be entirely certain which camps Tom worked at – Tarsau, Konyu II, Kinsayok were camps in the S Battalion area.  Camps may well have included Hintok.

Tom would have been ill when sent to Chungkai, many of S Battalion were sent to Japan   On recovery he was sent to work at Nikhe Nikhe and returned to Kanchanaburi from where he was recovered.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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