The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Unsworth
First Name:
James
Nick Name:
Jim
Rank:
Warrant Officer Class 2 (acted as W.O.I Changi)
Regimental #:
WX9385
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
16.11.1940
Discharged:
12.06.1946
DOB:
22.05.1893
Place of Birth:
Bolton, Lancashire, England
Father's Name:
William Unsworth
Mothers's Name:
Mary Unsworth
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force. No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Bangkok, Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Reptu 30km (medical orderly)
POW#:
2641
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Duntroon, Sydney~Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

 

Height 5′ 6 1/2″

This NCO served with British Army with Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment (The Diehards) with Regimental No. 4720. He was wounded three times at Mons where his unit suffered many casualties

He also had previous service in Australia with the 28th Battalion Militia.

Jim Unsworth served as Acting WO 1 while in Changi. Post war he applied for but was denied to be officially promoted to WO 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
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