The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hinnrichsen
First Name:
Frank
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8198
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
Discharged:
9.01.1946
DOB:
3.04.1907
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Jurgen Jordt Hinnrichsen
Mothers's Name:
Amy Margaret Hinnrichsen
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Barman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘J' Force Japan, Wales Maru Party
Camps Japan:
Kobe (Showa-Denki); Kawasaki Camp; Maruyama Park; Fukuoka sub-camp No 26 Usui;
POW#:
1/11866 and 763
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Okinawa,USS Marathon, Okinawa-Manila, C54 aircraft; Manila-Sydney, HMS Speaker

General Description

Bill Innes, Sgt John Swift, Dvr Bishop & Frank Hinnrichsen

Innes and Bishop did not survive to return home to Australia.

 

Frank was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.
Read about Showa-Denki, Kobe.
Read War Trials Affidavit by Frank Hinnrichsen
Please read about ‘J’ Force and ‘Wales’ Maru

 

Also read about HMS ‘Speaker’

 

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Above:  Frank makes a mark as a witness at Kalgoorlie Police Courts.

 

Frank married Amelia Smith at Northam in 1941.  Tragically for Frank, Amelia met somebody else.  This was a terrible crushing blow for the former POW.
Frank was second born son with three sisters to parents German born Jurgen Jordt Hinnrichsen and Amy Margaret Rogers who married Perth in 1902.

Above:  Frank’s father worked at the Weld Club for at least two decades.

His father died in 1939 and his mother Amy died in 1957.

In 1959 Electoral Roll, Frank was residing with his mother Amy at 71 Glendower Street, Perth.  He was working as an orderly.
Frank died 17 August 1978 at Mt Lawley aged 72 years – ‘his ashes were scattered to the winds at Karrakatta’.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kawasaki, Maruyama Park - Japan
  • Kobe, Osaka #2-B - Japan ***
  • Usui, Fukuoka #26 - Japan
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