The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Basell
First Name:
James William
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9195
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'C' Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
12.12.1945
DOB:
21.05.1916
Place of Birth:
Kelmscott, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Alfred John Basell
Mothers's Name:
Esther Basell
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Tamuang, Chungkai, Nakom Nayok
POW#:
4/5901
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Labuan-Morotai-Townsville-Brisbane, R.A.A.F. aircraft A65-89, Brisbane-Perth by troop train 10.10.1945.

General Description

Back: L-R Clarrie McDonald, Joe Pearce, George Neville, R. Anderson, ?, Ralph Williams, ? Front: L-R Clive (Potty) White, Charles Fielder, Jim Basel, Reg Stewart, Roy Matthews, Pommie Para, Sid Webb, N. Simmonds
Nakom Nayok       Back: L-R Clarrie McDonald, Joe Pearce, George Neville, R. Anderson, ?, Ralph Williams, ?
Front: L-R Clive (Potty) White, Charles Fielder, Jim Basell, Reg Stewart, Roy Matthews, Pommie Para, Sid Webb, N. Simmonds

 

BANGKOK, THAILAND. 1945-09-15. COOKS PREPARING THE EVENING MEAL AT THE PRISONER OF WAR (POW) BRANCH HEADQUARTERS, RECOVERED ALLIED POW AND INTERNEES UNIT TRANSIT CAMP FOR 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, EX-POWS OF THE JAPANESE AWAITING TRANSPORT BACK HOME TO AUSTRALIA. SHOWN: SERGEANT P. A. GARDINER, 2/4TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION (1); PRIVATE (PTE) J. W. BASELL, 2/4TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION (2); PTE A. RUMBLE, 2/2ND PIONEER BATTALION

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
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