The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wainwright
First Name:
John William
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX9560
Classification:
Fitter
Company:
88 Light Aid Detachment
Enlisted:
4.12.1940
Discharged:
1.05.1946
DOB:
20.12.1902
Place of Birth:
Newcastle, England
Father's Name:
William Wainwright
Mothers's Name:
Hannah Isabel Wainwright
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Motor Mechanic
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Selarang Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Nikhe, Shimo Sonkurai, Kanchanaburi (24.11.1943)
Camps Burma:
Tanbaya (4.9.1943)
POW#:
3/6215
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Sydney, HMT Duntroon, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melboume-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

This NCO operated the oil fueled burners which were used for cooking rice at Selarang Barracks. These were later converted to run on wood fuel.

 

Height 5′ 7″

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Shimo Sonkurai, 288k - Thailand
  • Tanbaya, 362k - Burma
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