The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Flanigan
First Name:
John Hugh
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9777
Company:
‘C’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
6.12.1940
Discharged:
15.02.1946
DOB:
2.05.1908
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Flanigan
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Ann Flanigan
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Cabinet Maker
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No.3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Kachu Mountain Camp, Petchaburi, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Augganaung, Khonkan 55km Camp
POW#:
2887
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok‐Rangoon by aircraft; Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

John had 5 years service with 24 Battalion AGA prior to enlisting AIF December 1940.l

John was selected in Singapore to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘F’ Force Burma Green Force No. 3 Battalion which sailed from Singapore and Green Force disembarked at Victoria Point in Burma, while the remaining numbers of ‘A’ sailed to Tavoy and Ye.  The 3,000 men worked on repairing/extending the airfields and as well construct roads before moving on to the northern part of the Railway in Burma.

Read about ‘A’ Force Green Force No. 3 Battation.

Below is a copy of John Flanigan’s Affidavit to the War Trials about the brutality of guards at Kachu Mountain Camp during 1945.

John died 1 Sept 1975 at Riverton.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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