The Soldier's Details

First Name:
Arthur Lewis
Regimental #:
‘A’ Company, 6 Platoon
Place of Birth:
Bayswater, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Pre-war Occupation:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Kanu II, Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Ohama Camp 9B
8858 & 320
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama‐Okinawa, USS Consolation, Okinawa‐Manila, USS Haskell, Manila‐Sydney, HMS Speaker, Sydney-Fremantle, HMT Dominion Monarch.

General Description

Aub Schuts, Bob Whitelaw, Bert Poulton, Back Row
Alec Oag, Alf Worth, Arthur Walker, Front row.




















Back Row:  L-R (1)  Bert Poulten WX9764  (5)  Doug Carter WX8240
2nd Last Row: L-R (2) Alf Worth WX7440 (3)  Alex Oag WX8481
3rd Row from Back:  L-R (4) Aub Schuts WX8562 (8) Bob Whitelaw WX9076
Front Row:  L-R (9) Arthur Walker WX16370


Arthur Lewis enlisted AIF 8 Sept 1941 aged 26 and half years, 5ft 5″ tall.   He recorded his NOK his sister Ivy Hilda Anderson, 52 Ruby Street, North Perth.




Walker enlisted AIF 8 Sep 1941.  He was Taken on Strength to Woodside Camp, South Australia on 5 Oct 1941.  He joined ‘A’ Company 6 Platoon under Lt. John Morrison.
As a POW in Singapore he worked with several Japanese work parties before being selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand S Battalion departing by train May 1943 and heading for the Hellfire Pass Cutting.
When the rail link was completed end of 1943, Walker was one of the POWs the Japanese selected as being fit to work in Japan.  He was entrained with a large number of men from 2/4th to return to Singapore, where they were accommodated at River Valley Road Transit Camp to await their ship.

Please read about ‘Rashin’ Maru 

Walker was sent to Ohama 9B Camp to work and was recovered from here at the end of the war.
He was taken to Manila by the Americans and from there sailed on ‘Speaker’ to Sydney.   Please read about ‘Speaker’

And about ‘Dominion Monarch’




Arthur recorded his sister Ivy Anderson as his NOK.
Prior to enlisting, Arthur had resided in 1936 in Ruby Street, North Perth and worked as a labourer also living at Ruby Street is his brother Harry Clarence. Ruby Street is the home of his sister Ivy and her husband Edgecombe Anderson, they married about 1921.
In 1939 Electoral Roll Arthur is residing 5 Marmion street, Cottesloe, proprietor.
We have not been able to ascertain Arthur’s parents names.  Arthur did provide evidence at his brothers divorce. This brother Harry Clarence Walker divorced his wife Dulcie Vera (nee Austin) in 1951.  Another brother is Alfred Ernest Walker.  Alfred died Subiaco 1951 aged 64 years.
Other than fishing, we have been unlucky in searching Arthur’s family history!  It is possible he moved interstate to live.
There is a Arthur Lewis Walker residing in NSW for several years.  He died 2 June 1998 aged 83 years, was cremated Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, North Ryde, Ryde City, NSW born 3 Jan 1915.





Camp Locations:

  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Ohama, Hiroshima #9-B - Japan ***