The Soldier's Details

Surname:
White
First Name:
Arthur Thomas
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9333
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
19.12.1945
DOB:
20.11.1915
Place of Birth:
Brookton, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Jeremiah White
Mothers's Name:
Amy White
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver and Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp
POW#:
1527
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Brisbane by aircraft, Brisbane-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Soldier listed as missing from 10/2/1942. He joined up with ‘A’ Company and fought with them until the surrender on 15/2/1942.

 

 

Up until the time he enlisted Arthur appeared to be working and living in Katanning with his parents.  His father was Police Sgt.

Returning from war Arthur went back to Katanning.  In 1948 he married Doreen Maude Holly.  They remained living in Katanning for several years.  Arthur was employed as a bus driver.  In the 1970s they moved to Busselton.

It is not known if they had a family.  Doreen died in Busselton in 2014.

Arthur passed away aged 86yrs of age, June 28 2002, at Busselton, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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