The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Baxter
First Name:
Francis John
Nick Name:
Slew
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8140
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
Discharged:
13.03.1946
DOB:
4.04.1940
Place of Birth:
Boulder, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Hannah Baxter
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi. Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp, Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
'F' Force Thailand
POW#:
4/5904
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, 1st Netherlands Military Hospital Ship Oranje, Sydney-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Read further about Slew Baxter in Wally Holding Story Part 1.

Slew was good mates with George Chatfield, Mick Hummerston and Artie Floyed who died Sandakan 12 March 1945 aged 26 years.  They were all in ‘C’ Coy.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
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