The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Smith
First Name:
Roy Aka Lionel Charles Evans
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX13552
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
24.05.1941
Discharged:
10.01.1946
DOB:
28.03.1915
Place of Birth:
Churchstanton, Taunton, Somerset, England
Father's Name:
John Evans (stepfather Charles E Smith)
Mothers's Name:
Annie Evans
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Fisherman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Kanu II, KanuI, Tarsau, Tamarkan, Chungkai, Nakom Chassi, Chumphon, Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp.
POW#:
8842
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft, Singapore‐Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade.

General Description

Legally adopted by Charles Edward Smith.
This soldier was shell shocked at Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942. Evacuated to St. Joseph’s Hospital on 13/2/1942. Discharged to unit on 20/2/1942.

View Peter Winstanley’s video interview of Roy Smith WX13552.

Roy Smith WX13552 AKA Lionel Charles Evans
Roy Smith WX13552 AKA Lionel Charles Evans

 

The above was included Daily News 12 Sep 1945 – there were messages and very short stories of other soldiers who had survived the war.

Roy Smith died 25 June 2009.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chumphon - Thailand
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
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