The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Owen Alfred
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company, No. 6 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Bridgetown, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Leonard Harold Doust
- Mothers's Name:
- Ellen Doust
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi; Great World, Havelock Road and River Valley Road Camps; Selarang Barracks Changi
- ‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Kanu II,Kanu 1 River Camp (evacuated by barge to Tarsau with typhus), Tardan, Konkoita, Kinsaiyok, Tarsau, Tamarkan, Chungkai, Kachu Mountain Camp, Bangkok
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade
Doust joined Militia before enlisting with AIF and 2/4th MGB. His number was W1858.
From Singapore Owen Doust was selected to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force S Battalion which departed by train on 14 March 1943. He is recorded as being at the following camps:
Tarsau, Kanu 2, Kanu 1 ‘River Camp -evacuated by river barge to Tarsau (Japanese HQ for ‘D’ Force) hospital with typhus, then to Tardan, Konkoita, Kinsayok, Tamakan, Chungkai before going to Kachu Mountain Phetburi Camp. He was recovered from Phetburi to Bangkok at the end of the war.
‘Snowy’ was very good mates with Elliott Alfred Alexander Watt ‘Snow’ Watts WX8502.
‘Snowy’ Doust died 25 September 1999.
- Adam Park Camp - Singapore
- Havelock Road Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
- Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
- Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
- Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
- Tardan - Thailand
- Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand