The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Bullock
First Name:
Leonard Neville William
Nick Name:
Len or Lenny
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX13442
Classification:
Clerk (relinquished 30.1.1942)
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
11.12.1940
DOB:
27.11.1921
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Westem Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Charles Bullock
Mothers's Name:
Jessie Isabelle Bullock
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk at Chamber of Mines. Kalgoorlie
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 51, Age 22.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand V Battalion
POW#:
2227
Cause of Death:
Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Non Pladuk (evacuated from Kuii)
Date of Death:
31.12.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 21. Non Pladuk

General Description

It is believed Lenny Bullock enlisted underage.

EPSON MFP image

 

Len Bullock centre
Len Bullock centre

 

The Bullock family were neighbours to Ron Badock’s family in Kalgoorlie.

Lenny was selected in Singapore to work on Thai-Burma Railway with the ill-fated ‘D’ Force V Battalion which suffered heavy loss of life.  He was evacuated seriously ill with beri beri from Kuii Camp to Non Pladuk Hospital  where  tragically Lenny died on 31st December 1943 aged 22 years.  Initially buried at Non Pladuk his body was moved after the war to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery with 91 other mates from 2/4th.

Photograph taken January 2018. C. Mellor

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
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