The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wilson
First Name:
James Graham
Nick Name:
Bluey
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX9394
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
11.08.1940
DOB:
4.04.1920
Place of Birth:
Wickepin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Edward Wilson
Mothers's Name:
Cora Wilson (nee McBeath)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Law Student
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No 3 Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
131km, 133km, Kanchanaburi, Tamarkan, Bangkok
POW#:
1292
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok-Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-United Kingdom, HMT Orbita (disembarked 9/11/1945), United Kingdom‐Fremantle, HMT Stirling Castle (disembarked 16.2.1946).

General Description

Appointment terminated 15/3/1946.
Soldier wounded in action at Reformatory Road, Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942. Officer received shrapnel wound to (mastoid area) neck. He was admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 12/2/1942 and discharged to unit on 21/2/1942.

 

George Wilson married Cora McBeath in 1915 at Williams.

According to social notes recorded in ‘Borehole Bulletin’ January 1972 – Ruth and Gus Magor toured the south visiting Narrogin to stay with the Holdings, where they met Blue’s brother who informed them Blue had recently flown in from Hong Kong to visit family.  They then drove to Gnowangerup and to 20 miles out of Jerramungup to visit George Quinn.   George’s property had been hit by a bad storm two months earlier.  They had lost a lot of sheep.  George, his wife and daughter were bright and cheerful!  The Magors then travelled on to Albany, Manjimup to Collie where they stayed with Dough and Stella Tanner for a night.  Doug celebrating his 50th birthday.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
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