The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Horn
First Name:
Douglas Radcliffe
Nick Name:
Trader
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 24.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX9418
Company:
‘D’ Company, No. 14 Platoon
Enlisted:
2.12.1940
Discharged:
11.02.1946
DOB:
21.01.1916
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Alexander Cecil Radcliffe Horn
Mothers's Name:
Blanche Eva Victoria Horn
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Bank Clerk
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘ D ’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Tarsau, Chungkai, Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Yamane (copper mine- furnace attendant), Niihame (furnace attendant and No. 4 Party at wharves)
POW#:
4 /4513, 8729, 1549
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama-Okinawa, USS Sanctuary; Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham; Manila-Sydney, HMS Speaker.

General Description

L-R Wally Lynch, Bill Hicks, George Hancock, 'Trader' Horn.
L-R Wally Lynch, Bill Hicks, George Hancock, ‘Trader’ Horn.

 

 

Soldier was captured West Coast Beach Defences.

It is reported he did an excellent job at Sungei Berih defence line.  He was recommended for rank of L/Sgt on 20.2.42.

‘Trader’ was at the following POW Camps:

Changi – Selarang 15.2 to 4.4.42

Adam Park 4.4.42 to 30.12.42

Changin 30.22.42 to 14.3.1943

Selected for D Force ‘S’ Battalion to work Burma-Thai Railway left Singapore by train on 14 March 1943.

Tarsau

Kanu II 25.4.43 to 22.6.43

Chungkai 8.12.1943 to 30.4.1944

Tamuang 30.4.44 to 1.7.1944 – selected for Japan

Singapore – River Valley Road Camp

Rashin/Byoki Maru 1.7.44 to 8.9.1944 to Moji Japan.

Yamanii 8.9.44 Copper Mine

Niihama – No. 4 Party on Niihama Wharf

Returned Australia to Sydney by HMS Speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • 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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