The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wedge
First Name:
Charles Newdegate
Nick Name:
Mick
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX9553
Awards:
British Empire Medal New Years Honours List 1969
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
4.11.1940
Discharged:
21.01.1947
DOB:
7.06.1919
Place of Birth:
London, England
Father's Name:
Charles George Wedge
Mothers's Name:
Gertrude Ellen Wedge
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Sime Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Kanu I (escorted approximately 115 sick to Tarsau by barge), Tarsau (2 months), Chungkai (6 months), Kinsaiyok, Rin Tin, Hindato, Tamarkan, Kanu IIa (Tampie North), Kinsaiyok (4 months), Tamarkan, Chungkai, Tamuang, Kanchanaburi, Nakom Nayok, Bangkok.
POW#:
4/4132 & 8713
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok‐Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore‐Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade.

General Description

MIck arrived in Western Australia from the UK 22 October 1922.

Mick initially enlisted in the CMF, 28th Battalion, in 1936, he was promoted to Sergeant in 1938.

Promoted to Captain and posted to 110 as Company Officer in December 1945.

He was commissioned a Justice of the Peace in 1975.

Lieutenant’s Appointment Terminated 21/1/1947.

Captain Charles 'Mick' Wedge
Captain Charles ‘Mick’ Wedge with his wife Joy (nee Hogan) who he married on the 4th July 1941

 

Listen to an oral history interview of Mick recorded in Singapore April 2000.

Please read in Stories – Dr Phil Millard Kanu II Camp by Mick Wedge

Centre and Right:  Green & Wedge October 1945 on board ‘Highland Bridgade’, with Capt. Hill on journey home.

 

Jim Elliott & Mick Wedge, The West 12 02 2002
Jim Elliott & Mick Wedge, The West 12 02 2002.
L-R: Jim Wedge, Tom Hampton, Jack Leahy, John Gilmour, Bill Davies

Mick Wedge passed away February 2008.

 

Height 5′ 9″

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Rin Tin, Lin Tin 180k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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