The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hall
First Name:
William Harrison
Nick Name:
Nobby
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8747
Classification:
Section Orderly
Company:
‘B’ Company, No. 8 Platoon.
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
23.05.1901
Place of Birth:
Abergavenny, Wales
Father's Name:
John Harrison Hall
Mothers's Name:
Mary Hall
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Railways Ganger
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 10, Row F, Grave 2-10 L4, Age 42.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘H’ Force Thailand, Group No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Malayan Hamlet
POW#:
1/1963
Cause of Death:
Beri-Beri, Cerebral Malaria and Cholera
Place of Death:
Kanu II, Malayan Hamlet
Date of Death:
17.07.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 38 (soldier’s body was not cremated).

General Description

Nobby was formerly a ganger on WA Railways.

He had an interest and talent in sketching and portraits of fellow POWs.  Unfortunately it is not known if any of his drawings survived.

Nobby was 42 years old when he died of beri beri, cerebral malaria and cholera. His body was not cremated and after the war moved to rest at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.  He is one of 91 men from the 2/4th.

He was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘H’ Force Group 3.  Please read further.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
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