The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hicks
First Name:
George Halley
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9290
Company:
'D' Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
14.12.1945
DOB:
21.12.1910
Place of Birth:
Northam, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Hicks
Mothers's Name:
Ellen Hicks
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Chaff Cutter
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Captain Harris Party
Camps Thailand:
Kanchanaburi, Non Pladuk
POW#:
4/6218
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Morotai-Sydney by Aircraft; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

George Halley Hicks was born in the year of the Halley’s Comet, 1910.

Soldier suffered from shell shock and was evacuated to 2/10th Australian General Hospital on 12/2/1942.  Discharged to unit on 20/2/1942.

Whilst at Non Pladuk Camp he was probably selected for Saigon as several other 2/4th boys were.  ‘Both’ Party departed Singapore for Saigon on 2 February 1945.

He was recovered from Saigon at war’s end.

Read about Both Party Saigon

Read about Capt. Fred Harris Party

George Hicks never married.  He passed away 24 June 1954 and was buried Karrakatta, Anglican ZI 106.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Saigon - French Indo China
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