The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lymn
First Name:
Ronald Ruben
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17515
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 2 Platoon
Enlisted:
31.10.1941
Discharged:
9.11.1945
DOB:
11.08.1914
Place of Birth:
Adelaide, South Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Dundee Lymn
Mothers's Name:
Rosetta Robins Lymn (nee Theeuff)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'J' Force Japan
Camps Japan:
Kobe (Showa-Denki), Nagoya, Toyama
POW#:
4/6352, 691
Japan:
Wales Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Yokohama-Okinawa-Manila by aircarft, Manila-Sydney-B24 Liberator aircraft A72-l46, Sydney-Melboume by troop train, Melbourne-Perth by ANA airliner.

General Description

Ron Lymn was the third son of Thomas Dundee Lymn and Rosetta Robins Theeuff who marriued in 1906 Broken Hill, NSW.  His mother was born in SA and died in 1957 in Perth aged 71 years.

 

In about 1939 Lymn married Ena Kathleen Bullen.

Lymn

Ronald was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.

Read about Showa-Denki Factory, Kobe.

He was recovered from Nagoya No. 7 Camp.

Ron enlisted 30 October 1941 and TOS 30 December 1941 with 2/4th Reinforcements.

He was a POW at following Singapore Camps:

17.2.42 – 29.3.42 . Changi – Selarang

29.3.42 –  20.5.42 Jahore Bahru

20.5.42 – 30.12.42 Adam Park

30.12.42 – 15.5.43 Changi

Selected with ‘J’ Force Japan he was at the following camps:

15.5.43 – 7.6.43 Kobe

7.6.43 – 15.2.45 Showa Denke Carbon Factory and Docks.  Left Kobe House 15.2.45 work party under Goddard.

29.5.45 – 2.9.45  Recovered from Toyama.  Japanese took him to Nagoya and handed over to USMC.

 

Ron Lymn died 29 October 1987 at Manning, aged 73 years.  His wife Ena died at Como in 2014 aged 95 years.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kobe, Osaka #2-B - Japan ***
  • Nagoya - Japan
  • Toyama, Nagoya #7-B - Japan
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