The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Watt
First Name:
Eric George
Nick Name:
Lofty
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9067
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
14.02.1946
DOB:
17.09.1911
Place of Birth:
Southern Cross, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Dunbil Watt
Mothers's Name:
Bertha Watt
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Serangoon Road Camp, River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi. Sime Road Camp, Pasir Panjang, A. G. H. Roberts Barracks Changi, Kranji Hospital Woodlands, Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
‘ H ’ Force Thailand, 'H' Force Group No. 3.
Camps Thailand:
Hintok Road Camp, Kanu I I , Kanchanaburi
POW#:
01/04/6776
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin‐Melboume, lst Netherlands Military Hospital Ship Oranje, Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Soldier suffered greatly from beri-beri, dysentery and malaria. He was one of many sick at Kanu II Malayan Hamlet, who was cared for by Alby Miller and Jock Leith.

 

Read further about ‘H’ Force Group 3

 

Lofty passed away aged 92yrs, February 6 2003, at Karawara, WA.

 

Height 6′ 1/2″

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Serangoon Road Camp - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Malay Hamlet 153.00km - Thailand
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