The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Loller
First Name:
Andrew James
Nick Name:
Jimmy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9321
Company:
'D' Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
9.08.1946
DOB:
20.06.1914
Place of Birth:
Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Leslie Loller
Mothers's Name:
Rossietta Melba Loller
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Boring Contractor
Singapore:
Selarang Camp & Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp
POW#:
1/8414
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Melbourne, 1st Netherlands Military Hospital Ship Oranje

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action on west coast by a mortar round at 2330 hours on 8/2/1942, first Japanese landing. Admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 13/2/1942 with a shrapnel wound to right knee, both legs and his back. Transferred to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 16/2/1942. Transferred to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 22/2/1942. The soldier’s leg was amputated above the knee on 6/4/1942 and he was awarded an ‘A’ Class Medical Classification by the Japanese. Soldier later worked in the hospital cookhouse at the Changi Gaol Camp.

Further reading D Company

Wounded Now Prisoner  25th May 1943

Mrs R Loller of Butcher Street, Bruce Rockk has received notice from the military authorities that her son, Pte James Andrew Loller, who had previously been reported as seriously wounded in action and later posted as missing in Malaya, is now a prisoner of war in Malaya.  Son of a pioneer Bruce Rock family, he went away with a WA machine gun battalion and no news has been heard of him since early in February, 1942.  His mother, a widow with ten children (five sons and five daughters) received the news with joy.

Stanley, is in the A.I.F. somewhere in Australian.  Gilbert is a prisoner of war in Italy, Bert is in the A.I.F. at and operational base. James was educated at Bruce Rock State School,excelled at cricket.  Gladys, the second eldest in in A.W.A.S., also at an operational base.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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