The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Beard
First Name:
Thomas James
Nick Name:
Big Tom
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9277
Company:
'D' Company, No. 13 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
30.01.1946
DOB:
13.01.1917
Place of Birth:
Northam, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Stephen James Beard
Mothers's Name:
Johanna Beard
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Java Party No. 6, P Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Bangkok, Nikhe area
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km (tropical ulcer)
POW#:
2758
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Melboume by aircraft, Melbourne-Perth by troop train 17.10.1945.

General Description

Beard, Thomas James 'Young Trafalgar'
Beard, Thomas James ‘Young Trafalgar’

 

Read about D Company

Beard Thomas J

Thomas Beard

L, Thomas Beard WX 9277, R, Robert Beard

Brothers Thomas Beard & Robert Beard (not 2/4th)

Beard family, Stephen, Johanna, Tom, May & Bob
Beard family, Stephen, Johanna, Tom, May & Bob
Beard Tom & Vad
Beard Tom & his wife ‘Vad’ Evadne.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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