The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lee
First Name:
Kenneth George
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX10108
Classification:
Attched 2/4th Reinforcement Officer (Taken on Strength 13.8.1941)
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
13.12.1940
Discharged:
13.12.1945
DOB:
25.05.1917
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Lee
Mothers's Name:
Ida Eleanor Lee
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Chartered Accountant
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
l31km,133km (Williams Force), Tarnarkan, Kanchanaburi, Nacompaton (hospital staff)
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km Camp
POW#:
1293
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft

General Description

NAKOM PATON, THAILAND. 1945-09-19. AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS OF NAKOM PATON HOSPITAL CAMP STAFF, OUTSIDE THE HUT WHICH WAS FORMERLY JAPANESE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CAMP. LEFT TO RIGHT: NX34792 MAJOR C. B. O'BRIEN (YOUNG NSW), 2/18TH BATTALION, VX52828 LT F. J. WATMUFF (BRIGHTON VIC), 105TH AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT COMPANY, WX10108 LT K. C. LEE (PERTH WA), 2/4TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, VX3556 LT DUMBRELL (TOORAK VIC), 4TH AUSTRALIAN ANTI-TANK REGIMENT, AND FLIGHT LIEUTENANT D. C. HOWIE OF NO. 1 SQUADRON RAAF. (PHOTOGRAPHER LT N. B. STUCKEY)
NAKOM PATON, THAILAND. 1945-09-19. AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS OF NAKOM PATON HOSPITAL CAMP STAFF, OUTSIDE THE HUT WHICH WAS FORMERLY JAPANESE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CAMP. LEFT TO RIGHT: NX34792 MAJOR C. B. O’BRIEN (YOUNG NSW), 2/18TH BATTALION, VX52828 LT F. J. WATMUFF (BRIGHTON VIC), 105TH AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT COMPANY, WX10108 LT K. C. LEE (PERTH WA), 2/4TH MACHINE GUN BATTALION, VX3556 LT DUMBRELL (TOORAK VIC), 4TH AUSTRALIAN ANTI-TANK REGIMENT, AND FLIGHT LIEUTENANT D. C. HOWIE OF NO. 1 SQUADRON RAAF. (PHOTOGRAPHER LT N. B. STUCKEY)

Nakom Paton, Thailand. 19 September 1945. A game of cricket at Nakom Paton prisoner of war (POW) hospital camp where of officers and men wait their turn to be evacuated back to Australia. Identified personnel are: SX17398 Major S. Krantz of Adelaide, SA, 2/4TH Australian Casualty Clearing Station; VX52828 Lieutenant (Lt) F. J. Watmuff of Brighton, Vic, 105th Australian Transport Company; WX10108 LT K. C. Lee of Perth, WA, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion; TX4263 Private S. C. Young of Cranbrook, Tas, 2/4th Australian Casualty Clearance Station.

 

Appointment Terminated 13/12/1945.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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