The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Kearney
First Name:
Laurence Daniel
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17452
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
27.10.1941
Discharged:
2.05.1945
DOB:
15.06.1914
Place of Birth:
Mintaro, South Australia
Father's Name:
Daniel Kearney
Mothers's Name:
Anna Louise Kearney
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairyhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
3085
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 37 (rescued by USS Sealion II)
Return Details 1945:
Saipan‐Guadalcanal-Brisbane-Perth

General Description

Read the story Members of 2/4th nominated for Medal but not awarded.

And the story Surviving the Sinking of the Rakuyo Maru written by Roy Cornford NX44955 of the 2/19th Battalion, courtesy of Peter Winstanley.

Laurence passed away aged 87, April 21 2001, at Busselton, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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