The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Anderton
First Name:
William Francis
Nick Name:
Frank
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8518
Company:
‘B’ Company, 9 Platoon
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
18.10.1945
DOB:
5.08.1917
Place of Birth:
Preston, England
Father's Name:
William Francis Anderton
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Anderton
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher
Singapore:
Selarang Camp & Barracks Changi, X3 Party, Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
1/6549, 3/6786 & 12394
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melboume by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Glenelg, South Australia
Glenelg, South Australia

Harold Cowie, Doug Parker, Trevor James and Frank Anderton.

 

Anderton Cowie James

 

Frank enlisted AIF 18 Oct 1940 and later joined 2/4th MGB’s ‘B’ Coy 9 Platoon under Commanding Officer Lt Don Lee.  Both Harold Cowie and Trevor James were members of 9 Platoon.
Frank remained in Singapore throughout the war unlike the majority of POWs.  The reason is not known to us.

He was recovered from Changi  Camp at the end of the war.

 

 

The Anderton family receive news from Frank he is safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Penrod Dean from 2/4th is included in this social gathering.

 

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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