The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Tomkins
First Name:
Percy Reeve
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8139
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
Discharged:
18.12.1945
DOB:
5.07.1916
Place of Birth:
Midland Junction, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Claud Tomkins
Mothers's Name:
Lucy Mary Tomkins
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Yardman, Wood Cutter, Farmhand and Railway Employee
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Kanu I, Tarsau (evacuated sick), Non Pladuk
Camps Japan:
Yamane, Niihama
POW#:
8850 & 1753
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama‐Okinawa, USS Cape Gloucester, Okinawa‐Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Morotai‐Darwin PBY Catalina aircraft A24‐355, Darwin‐ Perth B24 Liberator aircraft A72‐379.

General Description

Percy Tomkins
Percy Tomkins

Younger brother of Thomas Horace Tompkins WX7996.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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