The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Leslie William
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
- Place of Birth:
- Subiaco, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Thomas McCann
- Mothers's Name:
- Ivy Muriel McCann
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Butcher & Truck Driver
- A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi (ex-Changi Gaol Civil Internment Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp (Hygiene & Garden Parties & storeman)
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.
Soldier was wounded in action South-West Bukit Timah on 11/2/1942. Soldier received mortar fragments to his right leg and shooting by Japanese firing squad.
Listen to an oral history interview of Les’ recorded in Singapore in April 2000
Read McCann’s story Escape From Death.
- Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore