The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Andrew James
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'D' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Kellerberrin, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- James Leslie Loller
- Mothers's Name:
- Rossietta Melba Loller
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Boring Contractor
- Selarang Camp & Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Darwin-Melbourne, 1st Netherlands Military Hospital Ship Oranje
Loller was wounded in action on west coast by a mortar round at 2330 hours on 8/2/1942, during first Japanese landing. Admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 13/2/1942 with a shrapnel wound to right knee, both legs and his back. Transferred to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 16/2/1942. Transferred to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 22/2/1942. Loller’s leg was amputated above the knee on 6/4/1942 and he was awarded an ‘A’ Class Medical Classification by the Japanese. He later worked in the hospital cookhouse at the Changi Gaol Camp. He was recovered at the end of the war from Singapore.
Further reading D Company
Jim and Bill Baillie grew up in the Bruce Rock region.
Loller married Lily Bird in 1945.
Wounded Now Prisoner 25th May 1943
Mrs R Loller of Butcher Street, Bruce Rock has received notice from the military authorities that her son, Pte James Andrew Loller, who had previously been reported as seriously wounded in action and later posted as missing in Malaya, is now a prisoner of war in Malaya. Son of a pioneer Bruce Rock family, he went away with a WA machine gun battalion and no news has been heard of him since early in February, 1942. His mother, a widow with ten children (five sons and five daughters) received the news with joy.
Stanley, is in the A.I.F. somewhere in Australian. Gilbert is a prisoner of war in Italy, Bert is in the A.I.F. at an operational base. James was educated at Bruce Rock State School, excelled at cricket. Gladys, the second eldest in in A.W.A.S., also at an operational base.
Jim passed away on the 24th April 1986.
- Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore