The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Pierson
First Name:
Thomas William
Rank:
Sergeant (Promoted on 28.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX9238
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
24.06.1946
DOB:
9.03.1898
Place of Birth:
West Hartlepool, England
Father's Name:
Albert Victor Pierson
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Mary Alton
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); Adam Park Camp; River Valley Road Camp; AGH Roberts Barracks Changi (16.2.1943-May 1943); Selarang Barracks Changi. Following return from Thailand - Changi Gaol Hospital (May-June 1944); Kranji Hospital Woodlands (June-December 1944); Changi Gaol Hospital (December1944-September 1945)
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Sonkurai Hospital (May-September 1943); Kanchanaburi (November 1943-May 1944);
POW#:
6133
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Labuan by aircraft; Labuan-Morotai-Brisbane, 2/2nd H.M. Australian Ship Wanganella; Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

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Thomas had at least two sisters also born in Hartlepool, England.

It is not known when he arrived in WA.

Thomas William Pierson married widow Mary Alice Duckworth (nee Turner) at Williams in 1931.  Mary had about 4 children and her husband died in 1927.

Thomas and Mary continued farming around Williams area firstly then moved to Lake Grace where they were recorded on the Electoral Roll.    Mary died in 1975 and Thomas William died 312 Oct 1979 aged 70 years.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Shimo Sonkurai, 288k - Thailand
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