The Soldier's Details

Surname:
O’Meara
First Name:
Joseph Patrick
Nick Name:
Brum
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7981
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
13.08.1940
Discharged:
14.03.1946
DOB:
13.04.1919
Place of Birth:
Doodlakine, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Jeremiah James O’Meara
Mothers's Name:
Alice O’Meara
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Teamster and Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Chungkai
POW#:
4 /6467 and 8829
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action at Buona Vista on 15/2/1942. Admitted to 13th Australian General Hospital on 15/2/1942 with a shrapnel wound in the left thigh. Discharged to unit on 28/2/1942.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
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