The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Sumner
First Name:
Joseph
Nick Name:
Joe
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9134
Classification:
Cook
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
23.07.1946
DOB:
2.12.1900
Place of Birth:
Bolton, England
Father's Name:
James Sumner
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Agnostic
Pre-war Occupation:
Shearer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Hintok Road Camp, Nacompaton
POW#:
4/6689 & 8845
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft (admitted to 2/14th Australian General Hospital), Singapore‐Fremantle, H.M. Hospital Ship Karoa.

General Description

Joseph Sumner WX9134_
Joseph Sumner WX9134_

 

Joseph Sumner WX9134
Joseph Sumner WX9134

 

Joe Sumner departed London 27th November 1920 on the ‘Orsova’ to sail to Fremantle.  He was 20 years old and his occupation was recorded as farmhand.

Throughout 1920s and 1930s Jo worked at Penworthan, Northam as a labourer. He enlisted into the AIF October 1940 aged 39 years.

After the war and in 1946 Joe married Ann King.  They resided at Bay Street, Kwinana throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

Joe died 24 December 1974 aged 74 years.  He was buried at Rockingham.  His wife Ann died in 1995.

 

Joe Sumner’s death was recorded in the ‘Barb Wire & Bamboo’ magazine of February 1974.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
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