The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Dorrington
First Name:
Frederick John
Nick Name:
Lofty
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX9557
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
4.12.1940
Discharged:
15.07.1946
DOB:
17.12.1905
Place of Birth:
London, England
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Louise Elizabeth Dorrington
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Wool Classer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Bangkok, Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Reptu 30km, Medical orderly (8.4.1943-28.10.1943)
POW#:
2719
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

at back F Dorrington back row: J Gregory, L O'neil, E Teasdale, A Newel, R Hindle front: R Haldane, M Hunter, T James, F Hinds, D Parker
at back F Dorrington
back row: J Gregory, L O’neil, E Teasdale, A Newel, R Hindle
front: R Haldane, M Hunter, T James, F Hinds, D Parker

 

Dorrington F

Fred – Adelaide

 

Dorrington - Certificate of Discharge
Dorrington –
Certificate of Discharge

 

Fred Dorrington was selected with A Force Burma to work on the Railway.  His first stop would have been Victoria Point, Burma.

From Meiloe 75 K Camp he was sent to Reptu 30 K as M/Orderly, from 8/4/1943 to 28/10/43

He was evacuated from Burma to Tamarkan Hospital Camp arriving 10 January 1944.

He was recovered from Nacompaton Camp 30 August 1945.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
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