The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Biggs
First Name:
Guy Percival
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8798
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘B’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
17.08.1905
Place of Birth:
Monmouth, Wales
Father's Name:
Percy James Biggs
Mothers's Name:
Miriam Biggs
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A5, Grave 11, Age 39.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Khonkan.
POW#:
6272
Cause of Death:
Cardiac Beri-Beri, Dysentery and Tropical Ulcers
Place of Death:
Khonkan 55km Camp
Date of Death:
28.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 61, Khonkan.

General Description

Guy Biggs died of Cardiac Beri-Beri, Dysentery and Tropical Ulcers at Khonkan 55km Camp.  Read further. Guy was one of a  number of 2/4th men with Green Force who died of illness at this ‘hospital’ camp and whose body was later interred and buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery in Burma.

Guy Biggs arrived in Fremantle on 6 February 1924 aged 19 years on the Ormuz from London.  His occupation is recorded as farming.  It is not known where Guy worked between his arrival in 1924 until he was recorded in WA Electoral Rolls in 1936, 1937 and up until he enlisted in October 1940 residing in Wiluna and working as a miner.

He was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway from Singapore with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.

Please read further.

We cannot be absolutely certain which Camps Guy worked at.  We know the Railway line was completed in October 1943 and that Khonkan 55km was established as a ‘hospital’ camp in July 1943.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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