Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mobilization Site Battery F of World War II's
Went to defend Java where unit was captured March 1942. Prisoners in many parts of Asia for three and 1/2 years.
Performed forced labor for Japanese, suffering untold hardships and starvation. 8 of original 63 died. Most deaths occurred building Burma-Siam Railway. Survivors returned after Japanese surrender.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3429.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1942.
Location. 33° 12.357′ N, 98° 9.847′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is on Park Road 61, 0.6 miles South Main Street (U.S. 281/380), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 Park Road 61, Jacksboro TX 76458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867Officers' Quarters (about 600 feet away); James B. Dosher (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sewell Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); G. D. Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Butterfield Stage Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Richardson (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
Also see . . . Lost Battalion. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.