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

 

Prior to enlisting Gerry was wicket keeper for the WA Cricket Team.

 

Gerry passed away 2009.

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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