The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wilkes
First Name:
Hugh
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9179
Classification:
Batman/Runner
Company:
Battalion Headquarters, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
23.03.1946
DOB:
30.07.1921
Place of Birth:
Bathgate, Scotland
Father's Name:
Ernest James Wilkes
Mothers's Name:
Eliza Kisia Wilkes
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Plumber and Radiator Specialist
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Hindaine, Brankassi, Kuii, Non Pladuk
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub‐Camp, No. 17, Omuta
POW#:
4/6809 & 596
Japan:
Aramis Party
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Manila, USS Lunga Point, Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24‐354, Darwin-Perth, B24 Liberator aircraft.

General Description

Soldier was an original member of Battalion (No. 6 Platoon) but was Taken off Strength when he injured his knee at Northam Camp and was sent down to the 110(P)MH. He rejoined unit at Fremantle in January 1942 as a reinforcement.

Rear L-R T.Allen & H.Wilkes Front L-R M.Wilkins, T.Gough & N.Flarty
Rear L-R T.Allen & H.Wilkes
Front L-R M.Wilkins, T.Gough & N.Flarty
L-R M.Wilkins, H.Wilkes & T.Gough
L-R M.Wilkins, H.Wilkes & T.Gough

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
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