The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hockey
First Name:
Harold Gerard
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9240
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
20.12.1945
DOB:
12.04.1903
Place of Birth:
Newport, Wales
Father's Name:
Sydney Christopher Hockey
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Hockey
Religion:
Baptist
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Sime Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, details not known but possibly with Captain Harris Party
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Nacompaton, Non Pladuk
POW#:
1/ 8044 and 3 /8121
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok-Singapore, by aircraft; Singapore-Morotai-Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by aircraft.

General Description

 

Harold was wounded by a USAAC P38 Lightning aircraft whilst in transit to Phan Rang.

As Harold Hockey was recovered from Saigon, it is probable he was selected for Saigon whilst at Non Pladuk with several other 2/4th boys. The Party departed Singapore on 2 February 1945 and worked at the Saigon Docks.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Saigon - French Indo China
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