The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Cheyne
First Name:
John Murray Colville
Rank:
Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX9388
Classification:
Clerk
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 3 Platoon. Attached to 2/4th, Australian Army Postal Corps
Enlisted:
19.11.1940
Discharged:
12.12.1945
DOB:
24.10.1919
Place of Birth:
Cottesloe, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Charles Campbell Cheyne
Mothers's Name:
Ina Millicent Cheyne
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk & Regular Soldier
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Changi Gaol Camp, (attached to Changi Adminisration 28.1.1945), Levelling Party Changi Aerodrome.
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
2671
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 36 (removed from draft at Singapore)
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

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Murray Cheyne

Cheyne

 

Changi February to May 1942

Victoria Point   2/5/1942 – Jul 1942

Tavoy (split up)  Jul 1942 – 19/10/1942

First R/W Camp 14km, Thetkaw  25/10/1942 – 17/3/1944

Meiloe 75km, Tamakan  30-3/1944 – 27/6/1944  Saigon.  Went to Phnom Penh by cattle truck.  Worked at Saigon Docks Camp and aerodrome at Hanoi.

Returned to Singapore due to US submarine action.  Soldier contracted pneumonia so didn’t go to Japan (removed from draft for Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No.36).

River Valley Road 12/1/1945 (evacuated pneumonia and malaria)

Transferred to Changi Admin  28/1/1945.

Worked in Changi Aerodrome. Was billeted outside Changi Gaol due to overcrowding.

 

John Cheyne was discharged 12th December 1945.

Camp Locations:

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