The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lake
First Name:
George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17582
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
6.11.1941
DOB:
13.04.1921
Place of Birth:
Collie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Lake
Mothers's Name:
Ann Lake
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Wheeler
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 23.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘E’ Force Borneo
POW#:
1782
Cause of Death:
Not Stated
Place of Death:
Sandakan
Date of Death:
8.04.1945

General Description

Wounded in action Bukit Timah. Admitted to Field Ambulance on 11.2.1942 with a shrapnel wound to his right thigh. Transferred to 2/10th Australian General Hospital on 6.3.1942.

George was one of the few lucky men to survive the Japanese ambush at Bukit Timah.  Only about 88 of 200 men survived.

Please read about ‘E’ Company

George’s good fortunate ran out when he was selected as a POW in Singapore with ‘E’ Force Borneo.  He died at Sandakan 8 April 1945 and the young age of 23 years.

Please read further about ‘E’ Force Borneo.

Lake George

 

George Lake’s name is included on the Collie War Memorial.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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