The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Thomas Henry
- Nick Name:
- Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
- Regimental #:
- ‘B’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- West Perth, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Edward Green
- Mothers's Name:
- Constance Kate Green
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Coal Miner and Timber Worker
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- ‘ D ’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tarsau, Konyu II, Kinsaiyok, Chungkai, Nikhe-Nikhe, Kanchanaburi
- 1/7862 and 8728
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa
All were Collie boys. Please read further about Collie.
Tom marries Dorothy Shannon in 1947. The couple had a son, Trevor. Tragically in January 1952, at the age of 33 years, Tom is was killed in the Centaur underground mine, he was struck in the head by a timber beam. Tom’s tragic young death left his wife Dorothy widowed and his son Trevor without his father. His death was deeply felt by his mother and siblings.
From Singapore Tom was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion. This particular group as well as ‘A’ Force Green Force to Burma end of Railway, included the largest contingency of 2/4th men.
We cannot be entirely certain which camps Tom worked at – Tarsau, Konyu II, Kinsayok were camps in the S Battalion area. Camps may well have included Hintok.
Tom would have been ill when sent to Chungkai, many of S Battalion were sent to Japan On recovery he was sent to work at Nikhe Nikhe and returned to Kanchanaburi from where he was recovered.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
- Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
- Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
- Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand