The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Arthur
First Name:
Gerald Charles
Nick Name:
Gerry
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 1.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX9011
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
27.02.1946
DOB:
25.07.1913
Place of Birth:
Yarloop, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Michael Thomas Arthur
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Ann Arthur
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
'J' Force Japan
Camps Japan:
Kobe House (Mitsubishi wharves, Toyo Steel), Maibara, Osaka sub-Camp No. 10 (rice planting & irrigation work)
POW#:
797
Japan:
Wales Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Maibara-Yokohama by train, Yokohama-Okinawa-Manila by aircraft, Manila-Sydney, HMS Formidable, Sydney-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Gerry was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kobe, Osaka #2-B - Japan ***
  • Maibara, Osaka #10-B - Japan
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