The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Atkinson
First Name:
Herbert
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9342
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
11.12.1945
DOB:
19.05.1920
Place of Birth:
Whitby, Yorkshire, England
Father's Name:
Herbert Atkinson
Mothers's Name:
Ann Atkinson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II (April 1943-July 1943), Tarsau (July 1943-January 1944), Tamuang (January 1944-June 1944)
Camps Japan:
Yamine, Niihama
POW#:
3/6821, 8749, 1563
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama-Okinawa USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-306, Darwin-Perth by aircraft 10.10.1945.

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action Riley Road Singapore on 15/2/1942.  Admitted to 2/10th Australian General Hospital with a shrapnel wound to his right wrist.  Discharged to unit on 23/2/1992.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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