The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Starcevich
First Name:
Joseph Frederick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8758
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
Discharged:
13.02.2946
DOB:
20.08.1915
Place of Birth:
Laverton, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Starcevich
Mothers's Name:
Gertrude May Starcevich
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer and Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Captain Fred Harris Party
Camps Thailand:
Kanchanaburi, Tarsau, Hintok, Kinsaiyok, Hindato, Konkoita, Tarsau, Non Pladuk
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17, Omuta
POW#:
4/6657 & 603
Japan:
Aramis Party
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Okinawa, USS Cape Gloucester, Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Morotai-Darwin PBYCatalina aircraft A24-379, Darwin-Perth, B24 Liberator aircraft A24-379.

General Description

Soldier’s left leg was injured in a rock fall below ground on 5/1/1945. The leg in question was amputated over 50 years later.

Pte Joe Starcevich WX8758
Pte Joe Starcevich WX8758

 

Joe Starcevich with his younger brother Tom (VC
Joe Starcevich with his younger brother Tom who was awarded VC, June 1945.

 

Pte W.R.S. BakerWX8682 and Pte Joe Starcevich WX8758
Pte W.R.S. BakerWX8682 and Pte Joe Starcevich WX8758

 

Pte Joe Starcevich WX8758
Pte Joe Starcevich WX8758

 

Read about Capt. Fred Harris Party

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan
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