The Soldier's Details

Surname:
McCann
First Name:
Leslie William
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17837
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
1.12.1941
Discharged:
4.03.1946
DOB:
31.03.1922
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas McCann
Mothers's Name:
Ivy Muriel McCann
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher & Truck Driver
Java:
A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi (ex-Changi Gaol Civil Internment Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi, Changi Gaol Camp (Hygiene & Garden Parties & storeman)
POW#:
1/8466
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

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.

Also read Two Came Home.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
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