The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Castles
First Name:
Wilfred Thomas
Nick Name:
Billy
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted 11.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8792
Classification:
Scout
Company:
'B' Company, No. 8 Platoon.
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
Discharged:
17.12.1945
DOB:
26.04.1917
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Thomas Castles
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battation
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi, Hindato, Chungkai, Ratburi, Petchaburi, Bangkok, Nakom Nayok (see Danny Bevis Diary)
Camps Burma:
Evacuated to Khonkan 55km Hospital Camp on 5.7.1943
POW#:
1531
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Morotai-Sydney-Perth by aircraft.

General Description

Bill Castles & Eric Fraser at 2nd4th reunion

Bill and Eric Fraser at a 2/4th reunion

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Ratburi, Ratchaburi- Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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