The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hansen
First Name:
Robert
Nick Name:
Bob
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15736
Company:
‘D’ Company, No. 15 Platoon
Enlisted:
13.08.1941
Discharged:
22.01.1946
DOB:
20.08.1912
Place of Birth:
Bridgetown, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Magnus Christian Henrich Hansen
Mothers's Name:
Topsy Hilda Hansen
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Main Roads Department
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Java Party, No. 4, William Force
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi, Bangkok
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
POW#:
4664
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade

General Description

Hanson R, Crlyon W, Till J & Kemp L covered with red dirt when we arrived
Hansen R, Carlyon W, Till J & Kemp L covered with red dirt when we arrived. Photographer marked Lt Till with a cross for good luck.

 

Robert Hansen was one of 8 Indigenous Western Australians to join the 2/4th.

Private Hansen was AWOL when Aquitania sailed out of Fremantle.  He arrived in Java 1942 read further.

Bob Hansen was with No. 4 Group departing Changi 14.10.1942.

With Williams Force he went to Tamakan.  He was at 105K 21.9.1943.

No. 3 Camp Kanchanaburi 9.4.1944 then to No. 1 Camp Kanchanaburi 6.9.1944 and was at Bangkok.

He suffered a bruised left side of his chest when building the bridge.

He was recovered from Thailand.

He was married with several young children when he enlisted.

Bob died at Armadale on 19th August 1972 aged 60 years,  and buried at Karrakatta.

Camp Locations:

  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
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