The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lind
First Name:
James
Nick Name:
Jim
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16332
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 2 Platoon
Enlisted:
3.09.1941
Discharged:
23.11.1945
DOB:
22.09.1905
Place of Birth:
Peebles, Scotland
Father's Name:
James Lind
Mothers's Name:
Catherine Blane Lind (nee Wilson)
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Bangkok (medical orderly)
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 75 km, Aungganaung 105km Khonkan 55km Hospital Camp (placed on staff)
POW#:
2926
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Brisbane by aircraft, Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Jim Lind enlisted AIF Sep 1941 and joined Headquarters Coy No. 2 Platoon under CO Lt Royce.
Lind was wounded in action 15/2/1942. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital with a gunshot wound to right temporal region on 16/2/1942. Dishcharged to unit 21/2/1942.
Left Singapore with first work Party to work on Burma end of Burma-Thai Railway – ‘A’ Force V Burma, Green Force No 3 Battalion
Soldier was originally on Awa Maru Party but missed the draft due to illness and joined Both party which departed Singapore for French-Indo China 2/2/1945.

Read about ‘Both’ Party and Saigon

Was recovered from Saigon at the end of war.

 

EPSON MFP image
Marjorie & James Lind

 

 

 

Parents Catherine Blane Wilson and James Lind (Snr) married 1905 Scotland.
James aged 7 years and his older sister Bella 10 years sailed 1913 with their mother Catherine Lind 28 years on ‘Australind’ from London to Fremantle to join their father and husband.
James Lind (Snr) enlisted WW1 in Nov 1916 no. 7114 aged 33 years, joining Tunnellers reinforcements.  He served 123 days and was returned to Australia 1918 for medical reasons – sciatica which he had suffered for 4 years.  His enlistment records state his wife was residing Green Galley, Fremantle.
James Lind (snr) died March 1936 at Moora aged 55 years.  Catherine died Guildford in 1972 and buried Karrakatta.
We believe James Lind (jnr) married about 1936 to Marjorie Pipe at Moora.  They had one daughter Junette born in 1938.
In 1968 Electoral Records, James and Marjorie were living and farming at Maida Vale.
Jim Lind died about 28 Oct 1970 aged 61 years and was buried at Guildford.  Marjorie died 2010 and was also buried at Guildford.

 

 

 

 

Above:  death of Jim’s father in 1936.

Below:  death of Marjorie’s father 1952.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Saigon - French Indo China
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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