|Object type||Colour - Toned black & white print|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||c 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Portrait of NX54905 Corporal (Cpl) Norman Frank (Jock) Wild, HQ AIF Malaya, of Manly NSW, who ...
Portrait of NX54905 Corporal (Cpl) Norman Frank (Jock) Wild, HQ AIF Malaya, of Manly NSW, who died as a POW at Thai Camp on 31 January 1944. He was a member of A Force, the first group of POWs sent from Changi to Burma, initially working on the aerodrome at Tavoy before going to work on the Burma-Thai Railway. In January 1944, along with most of the POWs who had worked on the railway, he was sent to a camp at Tamarkan to recuperate, but contracted dysentery, was hospitalised and died. Jock, nicknamed for his red hair, was a local identity in Manly, being a popular former Rugby Union player in the Reserves and Firsts between 1936 to 1938 and President and coach of Manly Junior Rugby Union at the time of his enlistment.