The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Clifford Thomas
- Sergeant (Promoted on 5.2.1942)
- Regimental #:
- Attached 2/4th A.A.O.C. Armourer
- Place of Birth:
- Lowfell, Gateshead, Newcastle, England
- Father's Name:
- Thomas James Howe
- Mothers's Name:
- Jane Margaret Howe
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Bin Attendant, Pattern Maker and Mechanic
- Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Baru; Adam Park (i/c of workshops); Sime Road Camp (i/c of workshops); Selarang Barracks Changi; Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp; Kranji Hospital Woodlands; Changi Gaol Camp (Garden Control Party)
- 'F' Force Thailand
- Camps Thailand:
- Shimo Sonkurai, Tanbaya (Burma)
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa; Sydney-Melbourne by troop train; Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.
Cliff enlisted 16th July 1941, was Taken on Strength to Woodside, SA on 25th July 1941.
NCO was transferred from 88 L.A.D. to A.A.O.C. Armourer Sergeant on 6th February 1942 from Capt, Odlum orders.
Whilst at Adam Park and Sime Road Cliff Howe was in charge of the workshops).
At Jahore Bahru (with Jack Swift)
From Singapore Howe was Selected with ‘F’ Force Thailand. Cliff worked in several camps including Tanbaya (Burma), Shimo Sonkurai – Kansui, to Kanchanaburi.
Returning to Singapore he was first aT Sime Road, Kranji Woodlands hospital to Changi (May 1945)
Changi Garden Party – In charge of men.
Recovered from Changi 4 Sep 1945.
He was recovered from Singapore.
Cliff Howe sailed from London 11 August 1927 on ‘Benalla’ to Fremantle aged 23 years. His occupation was pattern maker.
After the war In 1950 he married Gertrude Cook and the couple lived at Kalgarin near Beverley (recorded Electoral Roll 1954 and 1958). His occupation was carpenter.
Cliff Howe died in 1962 Perth, aged 57 years.
Cliff’s arrival is happily mentioned in local newspaper along with Basil Clarke.
- Adam Park Camp - Singapore
- Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Sime Road Camp - Singapore
- Shimo Sonkurai, 288k - Thailand
- Tanbaya, 362k - Burma