The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Simkin
First Name:
Ronald Henry
Nick Name:
Popeye
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8141
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'C' Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
Discharged:
17.06.1946
DOB:
22.09.1917
Place of Birth:
Geraldton, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Herbert Simkin
Mothers's Name:
Annie Mary Simkin
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer and Mechanic
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamkarkan, Chungkai, Bangkok, Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 75, Augganaung 105km
POW#:
2922
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft, Singapore‐Fremantle HMT Circassia.

General Description

Read about the enlistments from Northampton.

Soldier had a toe on his left foot amputated in 1944.

 

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Bill Haywood WX9175  Simpkin

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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