The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Harvey
First Name:
Laurence John
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 7.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX10822
Company:
'C' Company, No 12 Platoon. (transferred 'E' Company SRBN Section Commander No. 1 Platoon)
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
DOB:
24.12.1919
Place of Birth:
Kent, England
Father's Name:
William Harvey
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Emma Harvey
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 24.
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km Camp (medical orderly)
POW#:
2928
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 37
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
12.09.1944

General Description

Laurence and Enid Harvey
Laurence and Enid Harvey.

 

Laurence left Singapore with A Force to Burma.

He was at Meiloe 75K Camp 16.4.1943.

Ankanan 105K 29.6.1943 (lacerations to eye and knee, and chronic diarrhea)

Khonkan 55K 5.7.1943  He was Medical Orderly at this Hospital Camp.  Read about Khonkan 55 km Camp.

Selected for Japan 27.3.1944 and tragically did not survive the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru after being torpedoed by American submarines on 12 Sep 1944.

 

Harvey Laurance John
Harvey Laurance John

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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