The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Bates
First Name:
Edward Nimrod
Nick Name:
Ted
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9018
Classification:
Rangetaker & Technical Storeman
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
6.12.1945
DOB:
16.08.1916
Place of Birth:
Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward Russel Bates
Mothers's Name:
Ruth Bates
Religion:
Baptist
Pre-war Occupation:
Railway Fireman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Non Pladuk (selected for Japan but did not join party due to illness) Ubon, Bangkok (go-downs)
Camps Burma:
Thanbyuzayat, Reptu 30km (evacuated several times to hospital)
POW#:
1493
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade.

General Description

Ted Bates, Mel Docking & possibly Alexander Hack.
Ted Bates, Mel Docking & Alexander Hack.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Ubon - Thailand ***
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
  • Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma
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