The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Baker
First Name:
Eric Reginald
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8981
Classification:
Driver & Stretcher Bearer
Company:
Battalion Headquarters (transferred from 'B' Company)
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
18.01.1946
DOB:
9.03.1912
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Father's Name:
Arthur Edward Baker
Mothers's Name:
Blanche Roe Baker
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Builder’s Labourer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Aungganaung 105km (Eric contracted cholera 29.5.1943, discharged 30.7.1943)
POW#:
2813
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan.

General Description

Soldier was detached from R.M.O. to No. 8 and 9 Platoon area to keep casualty records.  Soldier was wounded in action 7/2/1942 and admitted to Field Ambulance on 9/2/1942 with a shrapnel wound to his back.  Transferred to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 13/2/1942.  Discharged to unit on 20/2/1942.

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Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
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