The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Trigwell
First Name:
Colin William
Rank:
L/Cpl
Regimental #:
WX4110
Company:
D Coy 2/3rd MGB
Enlisted:
15.06.1940
Discharged:
15.01.1946
DOB:
25.04.1916
Place of Birth:
Donnybrook WA
Father's Name:
Trigwell Thomas Frederick
Mothers's Name:
Trigwell Mary
Religion:
C of E
Pre-war Occupation:
Farm Hand
Camps Japan:
Ohama
POW#:
3142 Ohama, 6830 Thailand.
Date of Death:
2.06.1971

General Description

Colin Trigwell was born 1916 Donnybrook to Thomas Frederick and Mary Jane Trigwell (nee Rann) who married in 1913. Their first child was a daughter Marjery.
Colin William WX4110 from 2/3rd MGB returned home safely having been POW of Japan and Leonard Frederick WX32276 also returned home.   Colin is younger brother to WX17882 Allan George Trigwell born Donnybrook born 1920 who enlisted with 2/4th MGB.
Allan lost his life at Sandakan, Northern Borneo aged 23 years in 1945.  Allan was the only son not to return home.

Below:  Allan George Trigwell

 

 

Review WX4110 Colin Trigwell‘s military records held at NAA.

Trigwell was recovered from Ohama POW Camp, Japan at the end of the war.  Please read further.
The following is Colin‘s Japanese Prisoner of War Card, also held at the NAA.

 

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