The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'C' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Mostyn, North Wales
- Father's Name:
- John Jones
- Mothers's Name:
- Ann Jones
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Stevedore and Tractor Driver
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row P, Grave 8, Age 37.
- Selarang Camp Changi, A.G.H. Roberts Barracks (Beri-Beri), Selarang Barracks Changi
- 'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tarsau, Kanu II, Hintock
- Cause of Death:
- Avitaminosis and Beri‐Beri
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 886, Chungkai
Taffy was born Mostyn, North Wales to John and Ann Jones. We believe he sailed from London arriving Fremantle on ‘Barradine’ 6 Nov 1930 aged 24 years. He recorded his occupation as Motor Driver.
When he enlisted with AIF 4 Dec 1940 he was residing Bunbury working as a stevedore and tractor driver.
Six years previous service with Royal Tank Corps.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
Tafffy Jones was selected in Singapore to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand S Battalion which departed Singapore Rail /Station mid March 1943 with POWs crowded into small rail carriages for a four day horror journey to Thailand.
Although we cannot be absolutely positive about which camps Taffy worked on the Burma Line – we do know S Battalion was first at Tarsau, then moved to Konyu II 25 April 1943 after which they were selected into smaller parties and sent to Hintok, Kinsaiyok, etc – all camps working on the Hellfire Pass Cutting. He was evacuated sick to Chungkai.
Norman Jones name is included on the Bunbury WW2 Memorial.
Regretfully we are unable to find further information about Taffy’s life. Should any relatives read this, please contact us at email:
- Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Ban Pong - Thailand
- Hintok River Camp, 158k - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand