The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Riches
First Name:
Leslie Gordon
Nick Name:
Pard
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX11046
Company:
‘D’ Section, 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
Enlisted:
28.02.1941
Discharged:
26.04.1946
DOB:
14.11.1896
Place of Birth:
Broken Hill, New South Wales
Father's Name:
Henry James Riches
Mothers's Name:
Caroline Riches
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Orchardist
Singapore:
Selarang Barracks Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Brankassi, Kuii (evacuated sick), Nacompaton
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa

General Description

Major Alf Cough wrote of Les ‘So off went my right hand man. I will miss him, his high morale and rough wit which could nearly always raise a smile from the boys, he also used effectively on me the same bulldust.’

 

Riches, Leslie Gordon

Leslie Gordon Riches MC and Mary Smith Riches (nee Berliner) 10th December 1919

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
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