The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Gilmour
First Name:
James
Nick Name:
Jim
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8623
Classification:
Scout
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
13.12.1945
DOB:
2.08.1921
Place of Birth:
Ayr, Scotland
Father's Name:
Hugh Gilmour
Mothers's Name:
Helen Knox Gilmour
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Nurseryman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Sime Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II , Kanu I River Camp, Tarsau (evacuated by barge with cholera), Konkoita; Kinsaiyok, Tarsau, Chungkai, Tardan, Kachu Mountain Camp
POW#:
8780
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade

General Description

Gilmour brothers, Woodside SA
Gilmour brothers, Woodside SA

 

Back L-R: Jim Gilmour, Colin Rainbow. Front L-R: Frank Thaxter, Greg Burdon, Owen Doust After Release1945
Back L-R: Jim Gilmour, Colin Rainbow.
Front L-R: Frank Thaxter, Greg Burdon, Owen Doust
After Release1945

 

Jim Elliot & Jim Gilmour Sydney 1941
Jim Elliot & Jim Gilmour Sydney 1941

Read about Jim Gilmour’s effort to visit his family while ‘Aquitania’ was over night at Fremantle 15 January 1942.

 

Singapore 1992 Rear L - R ---, Tom Hampton, Wally Lynn, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, Wally Lynn, Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot. Front L - R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, ---, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.
Singapore 1992

Rear L – R Syd Harper (Perth), Tom Hampton, Reg Miller, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, Wally Lynn, Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliott.
Front L – R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, Ken Tucker,  Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.

Listen to an oral history interview of Jim recorded in Singapore April 2000.

Listen to an oral history interview of Jim, Owen Morris and Jim Copeland recorded in Singapore February 2001.

 

Gilmour James

 

Jim passed away aged 81yrs, February 25 2003, at Myaree, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Tardan - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
  • Konkoita (Brigade or Cholera Camp) - Thailand
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