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

Fred Dorrington married about 1951 to Doris Chilvers, widow of Herbert Alfred Thomas Chilvers WX8123 who tragically died of Malaria, Sandakan on 31 March 1845.   Herbert was sent to Borneo with ‘E’ Force.

 

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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