The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Roots
First Name:
Stephen Edgar
Nick Name:
Ted
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15893
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
20.08.1941
Discharged:
4.12.1945
DOB:
14.12.1921
Place of Birth:
Albany, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Stephen Roots
Mothers's Name:
Ethel Blanche Roots
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi (appendicitis on 24.4.1942); Selarang Barracks Changi;
Force:
Japan ‘B’ Party Korea
POW#:
347 and 528
Return Details 1945:
USS Mercy for two weeks (U.S. hospital ship) at Pusan; British Destroyer D50 from USS Mercy to the HMS Colossus; Pusan-Manila, HMS Collossus; Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-377; Darwin-Perth by aircraft

General Description

Pte Roots document bought from Korea
Pte Roots document bought from Korea

Ted Roots

Camps Korea – Keijo (shrine and warehouse 25/9/1942-1/9/1943)
Konan (carbide Factory, 14.9.1943-21.9.1945)

For more information read “Korea – Destination for Ted Roots, Jack Taylor, Jim Clancy, Bill Gray and Hubert ‘Dutchy’ Holland”

Please read about Ted’s letter providing the events in naming his mate Arthur Morrison, ‘Snow White’

 

Ted Roots died 28 October 2000.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Keijo - Korea ***
  • Konan - Korea
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