The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Carter
First Name:
Douglas Newington Hunter
Rank:
Sergeant (Promoted 28.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8240
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
Discharged:
18.12.1945
DOB:
22.07.1916
Place of Birth:
Claremont, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Rupert Newington Carter
Mothers's Name:
Dorothy Margaret Carter
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Bank Teller
Java:
‘Blackforce’, attached to 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion then Composite Battalion.
Force:
‘D ’Force Thailand, Java Party No. 6, O Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Evacuated sick to Tarsau, suffering from malaria and enteritis 5.9.1943
Camps Java:
Soekaboemi (2.4.1942-June1942), Tjimahi, Bandoeng ,Makasura
Camps Japan:
Ohama Camp No.9B
POW#:
6909, 278
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Ohama-Wakayama by troop train, Wakayama-Okinawa, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila, USS Haskel, No other details are known.

General Description

 

Hunter MA, Carter D & Jones E
L – R Mac Hunter, Doug Carter and Evan Jones

 

Carter D & Hunter MA
Doug Carter & Mac Hunter

 

 

Rear L-R Doug Carter, Frank Hinds Front -----, -----, Joe Lynch
Rear L-R Doug Carter, Frank Hinds
Front —–, —–, Joe Lynch

 

Read about ‘Blackforce’ and Java

Also about ‘D’ Force Java Party O Battalion

Camp Locations:

  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Bandoeng - Java ***
  • Makasura - Java
  • Soekaboemi - Java
  • Tjimahi, Cimahi- Java ***
  • Ohama, Hiroshima #9-B - Japan ***
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