The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hindle
First Name:
Herbert Roy
Nick Name:
Roy or Dick
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX8869
Classification:
Driver/Mechanic
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
DOB:
17.04.1904
Place of Birth:
Pindar, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Lawrence Hindle
Mothers's Name:
Bridget Emily Hindle
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Store Foreman
Memorial:
Labuan War Cemetery, Plot H, Row D, Grave 2, Age 40.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II , Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Yamane
POW#:
4/4509, 8739 & 1548
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Cause of Death:
Rock Fall at Copper mine.
Place of Death:
Yamane
Date of Death:
30.09.1944

General Description

at back F Dorrington back row: J Gregory, L O'neil, E Teasdale, A Newel, R Hindle front: R Haldane, M Hunter, T James, F Hinds, D Parker
at back F Dorrington
back row: J Gregory, L O’Neill, E Teasdale, A Newel, R Hindle
front: R Haldane, M Hunter, T James, F Hinds, D Parker

 

Soldier aged 40 years, was killed by a fall of rock at Sumitomo Besshi copper mine at Yamane on Shikoku Island Japan on 30.9.1944. His body was cremated and his ashes were carried as far as Labuan Island.
Records show ‘Died after leg severed by fall of stone. (Japanese records state ‘Contusion of the head’).

‘Dick’ Hindle was married to Phyllis May Hindle (nee Harris)  of Palmyra.    They maried in 1927 and had several children.

 

Hindle 1

Hindle 2

 

Hindle 3

 

Hindle Dick

Hindle Pt 1

Hindle Pt 2

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
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