The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Beckham
First Name:
Ronald Clifford
Nick Name:
Ron
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX1342
Company:
Attached 2/4th 2.3.1942 from Anti-Tank Regiment
Enlisted:
12.05.1941
Discharged:
15.07.1946
DOB:
28.09.1924
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Reauban Thomas Beckham
Mothers's Name:
Olive Clotilde Beckham
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Barracks Changi, Sime Road Camp, Changi Gaol Camp, X10 Party.
Force:
'H' Force Group No. 3
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, H M T Strathmore.

General Description

Ron at age 16 had enlisted underage.  He was formerly a Home Service soldier (Regimental No. W4800) on, and allotted the AIF Regimental No. WX13421.  He was Taken on Strength with HQ AIF Australian and later to 4th Anti-Tank Regiment.
As a POW Singapore, Ron was selected to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘H’ Force and returned to Singapore before end of December 1943.
During July 1945 Beckham was selected to work with X.10 Party.  Please read further.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
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