The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Davey
First Name:
William James
Nick Name:
Pop
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8587
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘B’ Company, No 9 Platoon.
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
17.05.1946
DOB:
15.02.1908
Place of Birth:
Moora, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Davey
Mothers's Name:
Beatrice Davey
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Barman/Yardman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); River Valley Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘ J ’ Force Japan, Wales Maru Party
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 9 Hakensho, Kyushu Island, Fukuoka District.
POW#:
1 /11676
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Okinawa, US.Navy destroyer; Okinawa-Manila by aircraft; Manila-Sydney, HMS Formidable; Sydney-Perth by ANA Airliner

General Description

‘Pop’ was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.

Read about Pop’s experience in Japan

 

Read full Affidavit prepared by Roy Deveson

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Hakensho, Fukuoka sub-camp No9 - Japan
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