The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Alderton
First Name:
John
Nick Name:
Plonk, Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8599
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
7.12.1945
DOB:
23.02.1911
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Alderton
Mothers's Name:
Mary Elizabeth Alderton
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
French Polisher
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Mount Pleasant Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp, Pulau Blakang Mati, Kranji Camp Woodlands
POW#:
3/6748
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Recently a friend of John’s family contacted the website and indicated that he and his brother Bill Alderton were good friends of the correspondents father and that the 3 would often be found singing next to the piano. John is said to have had a fine voice, one song that can be remembered to be well sung by them was “Spaniards that Blight My Life” Sept 2018.

John Alderton

John Alderton – Adelaide

 

John Alderton - Adelaide
John Alderton – Adelaide

 

John passed away on May 20 1952 at Maylands. Perth

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Mount Pleasant Camp - Singapore
  • Pulau Blakang Mat - Singapore ***
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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