The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Cato
First Name:
Alfred Thomas James
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9060
Classification:
Despatch Rider
Company:
'D' Company, No. 13 Platoon
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
28.02.1946
DOB:
12.02.1909
Place of Birth:
Broken Hill, New South Wales
Father's Name:
James Edward Cato
Mothers's Name:
Mabel Emily Cato
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Locomotive Fireman
Singapore:
Selerang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S & U Battalions
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Tarsau North, Tonchan South, Tonchan Central, Kanu I, Kanu II , Hintok River Camp, Kinsaiyok, Hintok Road Camp, Hintok River Camp, Tarsau, Tamuang, Wampo, Kinsaiyok, Kanu II, Kinsaiyok, Chungkai, Tamarkan, Tardan Bridge, Tarsau, Tamuang, Pratchai, Bangkok.
POW#:
4/5981, 8759
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade.

General Description

Tom Cato Winellie Camp Darwin

Tom Cato, Winnellie Camp, Darwin Nov 1941

 

Tom Cato standing amongst Pandanas Palm Dec 1941
Tom Cato standing amongst pandanas palms Dec 1941

 

Read about Tom on Thai-Burma Railway U Battalion

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Hintok River Camp, 158k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Pratchinburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
  • Wampo, Wang Pho 114k - Thailand ***
  • Tardan - Thailand
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