The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Edric Herbert
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Northam, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Albert Thomas King
- Mothers's Name:
- Eleanor Rose King
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 74, Age 32.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- ‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tarsau, Konyu II,
- 4/6295 & 8799
- Cause of Death:
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave AX 9, Tamarkan.
Edric King was farming at Cadoux prior to enlisting in
August 1940. He became Driver with ‘A’ Company No. 4 Platoon.
Selected with ‘D’ Force S Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway he left Singapore by train 14 March 1943. Their first work camp was Tarsau which became Japanese HQ for ‘D’ Force and their hospital Camp. Work here was comparatively light when they next moved to Konyu II to work on the Hellfire Pass
Cutting. Work and Camp conditions were horrific. Men suffered and died with tropical illnesses for which they had no medicines.
It would seem King was evacuated sick from Hellfire Pass area to Tamarkan where he died on 12 November 1943 aged 32 years.
Plaque at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 7
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand