The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Randall
First Name:
John
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX9563
Classification:
Butcher
Company:
Attached 2/4th, 88th Light Aid Detachment
Enlisted:
4.12.1940
Discharged:
5.02.1946
DOB:
1.06.1905
Place of Birth:
King William Town, South Africa
Father's Name:
Herbert Randall
Mothers's Name:
Florence Randall
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Blacksmith and Mechanic
Java:
‘Blackforce’, attached to 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force
Camps Thailand:
Nikhe Wood Camp 282k, Kami Songkurai 299k,
Camps Burma:
Tanyin 35k, Kun Knit Way 26k, Anakwin 45k, Taungzun 57k, Mezali 72k, Apalon 77k, Kyohdaw 95k, 122k, Changaraya 113k, Augganaung 105k,
Camps Java:
Bandoeng, Tjimahi
Japan:
Awa Maru Party (remained behind at Singapore due to illness)
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, 2/1st H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Manunda

General Description

 

 

Soldier was sent to French Indo-China with Both Party leaving 2 February 1945.  He was recovered from here at end of war.

 

Read further about Both Party and Saigon.

Camp Locations:

  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Bandoeng - Java ***
  • Tjimahi, Cimahi- Java ***
  • Saigon - French Indo China
  • Changaraya No. 5 - Thailand
  • Tanyin 35 Kilo Camp - Burma
  • Anakwin 45 Kilo Camp - Burma
  • Mezali 70km Camp - Burma
  • Nikhe, Ni Thea, 133Kilo Camp, 281.80km - Thailand
  • Kyondaw 95 Kilo Camp – Burma
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