The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Gamble
First Name:
Arthur Raymond
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9132
Classification:
Despatch Rider
Company:
‘C’ Company, No. 12 Platoon
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
13.12.1945
DOB:
25.10.1918
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Robert Gamble
Mothers's Name:
Winifred Myrtle Gamble
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Baru; Adam Park; Sime Road Camp (quarry at Bukit Timah); Selarang Barracks Changi (Garden Control Party); Sime Road Camp (transferred to hospital at Changi Gaol Camp; Levelling Party Changi Aerodrome; P Party (Johore Bahru)
Force:
‘H’ Force Thailand, "H" Force Group No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Camps Thailand Kanu II Malayan Hamlet, Kanu IlIa Kanu I River Camp; Kanchanaburi (evacuated sick by barge with cholera 26.6.1943-11.9.1943)
POW#:
01/01/7767
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa; Sydney-Melbourne by troop train; Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Arthur enlisted AIF Oct 1940, later joining 2/4th’s ‘C’ Company No. 12 Platoon.

Please read about the men of 12 Platoon.

Follow the link below to view Peter Winstanley’s video of interview of Arthur Gamble, WX9132.

In Singapore Arthur was selected to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘H’ Force Thailand.  Please read further.

He returned to Singapore and in 1945 was recovered from Changi.

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