The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Evans
First Name:
Ronald Lumley
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10057
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 1 Platoon.
Enlisted:
13.12.1940
Discharged:
8.02.1946
DOB:
12.12.1919
Place of Birth:
Brighton, Sussex, England
Father's Name:
Joseph Gordon Evans
Mothers's Name:
Alice Mary Evans
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Stationhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma; Green Force, No.3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Linson Wood Camp, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Moulmein, Thanbyuzat, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14 km, Meiloe 75km, Augganaung 105km.
POW#:
3082 Linson 12141
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Labuan, 2/1st H.M. Australian Hospital Ship, Manunda

General Description

Gang of '7' Signals in Adelaide. rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve wilkinson. Fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.
Gang of ‘7’ Signals in Adelaide.
rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve wilkinson.
Fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.

 

Ronald Lumley Evans is twin brother to Kenneth Samuel Evans WX17269.  The Evans family arrived from England in Western Australia in December 1923 from London on the ‘Hobson”.    The twins aged about 4 years, there was one sister and two other older brothers.

Ron enlisted first on 13 December 1940.  Ken on 15th October 1941 in ‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion.

Although in different Battalions, the brothers were together at Selarang Camp Changi whilst in Singapore.  They were then drafted into ‘A’ Force Burma and Green Force, No. 3 Battalion. The brothers managed to be together in several camps but were separated after Chunkai when Ken went onto Tamuang & Ron went to Linson Wood Camp.

Read further about A Force Green Force No. 3

Ron was recovered from Thailand at the end of war.  He was transferred on 2/1st Hospital Ship  ‘Mununda’  from Singapore via Labuan to Fremantle.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Linson Wood Camp, 202k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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