The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wilson
First Name:
John
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17973
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
10.12.1941
DOB:
23.03.1907
Place of Birth:
Newcastle, England
Father's Name:
John Coutts Wilson
Mothers's Name:
Ann Wilson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Timber Worker
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 7, Age 36.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
4/6828 & 2295
Cause of Death:
Dysentery
Place of Death:
Brankassi
Date of Death:
25.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 48, Brankassi.

General Description

 

Wilson recorded his last address as Bunnings Mill, Yornup.

John (Jack) Wilson - Photo taken in UK
John (Jack) Wilson – Photo taken in UK

 

As a POW in Singapore Jack was selected with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  To read further.
This work force would endure a horrific death rate under appalling conditions.

He died at Brankassi Camp on 25 Aug 1943 and was buried there.

 

Photograph taken January 2018 by C. Mellor.

WX17973 Jack Wilson Death Notice

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Jack’s name is forever remembered at the Collie War Memorial.

 

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Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
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