The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Raymond Cooper
- Nick Name:
- Lance Corporal
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company, No. 4 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Father's Name:
- James Brown Wilson
- Mothers's Name:
- Emily Elizabeth Wilson
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan Hospital (29.2.1944), Tamuang, Kanchanaburi.
- Camps Burma:
- Khonkan 55km Hospital Camp (medical orderly 6.7.1943), Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14 km, Meiloe 75 km, Aunggangung 105 km.
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay.
Wilson enlisted AIF 13 Aug 1940 and later joined 2/4th MGB.
Ray Wilson with Own (Romeo) Morris.
Ray left Singapore as a POW with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion to work on the Burma end of the Railway. Please read about ‘A’ Force Burma Green Force
Without records we cannot be certain which POW Camps Ray worked at – so we record all those this work force worked arriving first at Victoria Point in lower south west Burma to repair and enlarge the airfield left by the British.
At the end of 1943 when the Railway was completed, the Japanese began to bring all the POWs in Burma and throughout Thailand to one of 6 or so large camps or hospitals. Ray was taken to Tamarkan Hospital Camp on 29 Feb 1944. When recovered he was sent to either Tamuang Camp and or Kanchanburi. He was recovered from Thailand at the end of the war.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma