The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Haywood
First Name:
William Thomas
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX9175
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'A' Company, No 5 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
5.12.1945
DOB:
25.12.1909
Place of Birth:
Goomalling, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Haywood
Mothers's Name:
Mary Haywood
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer and Bus Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma; Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17
POW#:
1474 and 1618
Japan:
Awa Maru Party, Kumi No. 41
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki‐Okinawa, USS Cape Gloucester; Okinawa-Manila details unknown; Manila-Darwin-Perth, B24 Liberator aircraft A72-379

General Description

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Bill Haywood & Simkin
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L-R Cpl George Taylor, L/Cpl Frank Anderson, Cpl Tom Hayward

 

 

Bill Haywood was recovered from Japan 13 September 194 at war’s end.  He was at Fukuoka No. 17 Omuta Coal Mine  having arrived 16th January 1945.

 

Bill Haywood passed away 5/1/1997 Grovedale, Victoria.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan
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