The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Benjamin a.k.a. Benjamin Tiley-Evans
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘D’ Company, No. 14 Platoon then No. 16 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- South Wales
- Father's Name:
- Tudor Evans
- Mothers's Name:
- Tydfil Irene Evans
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Railway Employee
- Selarang Camp Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); Selarang Barracks Changi; Returned to Singapore from Railway construction to Changi Gaol Camp Hospital; Kranji Hospital Camp Woodlands from 28.5.1944
- ‘F’ Force, Thailand
- Camps Thailand:
- Shimo Sonkurai (medical orderly), Kami Sonkurai
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Labuan, 2/1st H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Manunda; Labuan -Darwin-Broome-Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft; Admitted to 110(P)MH on 2.10.1945
He was shell-shocked at Buona Vista and evacuated on 15 Feb 1942 having made his way back to ‘B’ Company area following the Japanese landing on 8th & 9th February.
Ben was selected in Singapore with ‘F’ Force to work on the Burma-Thai Railway and departed by train on the 20 April 1943.
It was reported Ben did an excellent job as a medical orderly at Shimo Sonkurai Hospital from 24 July to 1 August 1943. He contracted dysentery at Kami Sonkurai and was hospitalised from 26 Sept to 2 Oct 1943.
When he returned to Singapore (following completion of railway link majority of POWs were sent south to one of the large Camp Hospitals or in the case of ‘F’ Force, returned to Singapore where Ben was hospitalised at Changi Hospital and in May 1944 sent to Woodlands (Kranji Hospital) from where he was recovered at the end of the war on 31 August 1945.
2nd October, 1945.
- Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
- Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand
- Shimo Sonkurai, 288k - Thailand