The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- James Lappin
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Bridgetown, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Arthur Joseph Scott
- Mothers's Name:
- Alice Mary Scott (nee McAlinden)
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Locomotive Driver
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Bangkok
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Tavoy, Ye, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 75km, Aungganaung 105 km
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade.
Soldier was shell shocked at Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942 (evacuated).
Jim’s mate Jack Edward Smith was successful in sending a Japanese ‘postcard’ to his mother from Moulmein, Burma and mentioned Jim Scott and Ted Hardey.
From Singapore Jim was selected to work on the Burma end of the Railway.
On completion of railway the Japanese transported all the POWs including sick (but did not include very ill and dying) south to Thailand to one of four main large Camps all with hospitals, such as Tamarkan, which was where Jim was sent. He was sent to Bangkok to work, and was recovered from here at war’s end.
James Lappin Scott was the youngest of four sons and he had four sisters. His parents Arthur James Scott and Alice Mary McAlinden married 1902 in Bridgetown. His father Arthur died in 1919 at Deanmill, Blackwood aged 48 years. Jim was about 9 years old.
In about 1932 Jim Scott married Edna Grace Cross at Bridgetown. They had 2 children.
Unfortunately we no little of Jim’s movements after the war. If any family members should read this page, we would be grateful if you contacted us via our email. Thank you.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
- Ye - Burma
- Bangkok - Thailand
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma