The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hall
First Name:
James Noel
Nick Name:
Jimmy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8690
Classification:
Driver/Stretcher Bearer
Company:
Battalion Headquarters, No. 3 Platoon.
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
Discharged:
14.02.1946
DOB:
25.12.1904
Place of Birth:
Arkholme, Lancashire, England
Father's Name:
Arthur Hall
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Hall
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer and Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); River Valley Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Brankassi, Hindaine, Kuii, Non Pladuk, Ubon
POW#:
01/01/2252
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft and admitted to the 2/14th Australian General Hospital; Singapore-Fremantle, HM Hospital Ship Karoa

General Description

J Blaschek, J Hall & W Struthers
J Blaschek, J Hall & W Struthers

 

L-R J.Wilkie, R.Blaschek & J.Hall
L-R J.Hall, R.Blaschek & J.Wilkie

 

The three mates were working as miners at Norseman when they enlisted. Hall and Blaschek would have only learnt of Wilkie’s death in November 1945.

 

Returning home safely after the war, Jimmy Hall returned to the Goldfields to live and work as a miner until his death 1988.  He lived at 23 Austral Road.

We cannot confirm whether he married widow Helen Mary Adelaide Ruwoldt (nee Joynes) later in his life.  She died Kalgoorlie 1995.

James Noel Hall died 12.8.1988 and buried Kalgoorlie Cemetery.

 

He was selected as a POW at Singapore to work on the Thai-Burma Railway with ‘D’ Force V Battalion.

Please read further about this Battalion which suffered many deaths.

Jimmy Hall’s name is included on the following Ubon website

http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/Camp_Rolls/Ubon/html/h.htm

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Ubon - Thailand ***
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