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”

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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