The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hampton
First Name:
Thomas
Nick Name:
Tom
Rank:
Warrant Officer Class 2
Regimental #:
WX9405
Company:
'C' Company Headquarters, Company Sgt Major
Enlisted:
21.11.1940
Discharged:
31.07.1946
DOB:
21.01.1917
Place of Birth:
Claremont, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Hampton
Mothers's Name:
Murial May Hampton
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Shop Assistant
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Linson Wood Camp, Chungkai, Tamuang, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Polint, Tavoy, Ye, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 75km (evacuated to Thanbyuzayat for six months with malaria); Reptu 30Km Tanbaya
POW#:
1311 and 12079 (Linson)
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay 15.10.45 - 24.10.1945 to 110 (P)MH.

General Description

Prior to enlistment, Tom was Sgt with 25th Light Horse.

Tom Hampton, Jack Manning & not known
Tom Hampton, Jack Manning (KIA 12.2.1942) & Hack (died Sandakan-Ranu track 1st march 4.2.1945)
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Eric Teasdale (survived and returned to WA) & Tom Hampton

 

Tom was at Camps:  Vic Point, Tavoy, Ye, Thanby, 3.8 K, 75K where he contracted malaria and was transferred to Thanby hospital 13.4.1943 for six months during which time the hospital was bombed.  Following which he was at 8K Wagale, 105K where he marched in ex 30K Reptu 6.9.1943, Tanbaya (Lamaign) then Tamakan hospital 3.12.1943,  Chunkai 27.7.1944 to 28.4.1944, Hindato/Linson (POW NO. 12079) chopping wood (perforated duodenal ulcer December 1944), left Chungkai 27.8.1945 returned January 1945, Tamuang, Bangkok.

Read about Linson Wood Camp and Tom’s urgent evacuation for surgery to save his life.

On his return to WA Tom spent time at Lady Mitchell Convalescent Home to receive treatment for his eyesight which had suffered due to lack of vitamins.  Please read further.

Rear L - R ---, Tom Hampton, ---, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, ..., Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot. Front L - R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, Reg Miller, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.
Singapore 1992   Rear L – R Syd Harper (Perth), Tom Hampton, Ken Tucker, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, Les Kemp, Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot.
Front L – R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, Reg Miller, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.

 

 

1947 Tom Hampton, Betty (A patient, Ward 9) and John Gilmour

 

L-R: Jim Wedge, Tom Hampton, Jack Leahy, John Gilmour, Bill Davies

 

1945 Hollywood Hospital.
Back: Tom Hampton, Fred Simpson,
Front: John Gilmour, Bill Hicks
Back row: L-R John Gilmour, Brian Mainwaring, Fred Simpson, Wally Whitehurst
Front Row: Tom Hampton

 

Tom married 1951 to Eileen (Joan) Freeman.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Linson Wood Camp, 202k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma
  • Ye - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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