The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hounslow
First Name:
Lionel Rosebury
Nick Name:
Len
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX20025
Classification:
Reinforcement TOS 2/4th 15/12/1941
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 2 Platoon.
Enlisted:
8.09.1941
Discharged:
12.04.1946
DOB:
11.03.1903
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Edward Hounslow
Mothers's Name:
Mary Jane Hounslow (nee Whelan)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Commercial Traveller
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Meiloe, Augganaung
POW#:
6285 (Ramsay Force No.1 Battalion)
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok-Rangoon by aircraft; Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade; Singapore to Australia by ship.

General Description

Lionel (Len) Hounslow married 1930 to Jessie Annie Beatrice Murdoch.  After the war the Hounslow family lived in Napier Street, Cottesloe for many years whilst Len continued working as a salesman.

Len Hounslow died 23 November 1959 aged 55 years.

 

Hounslow Lionel Rosebury
Hounslow Lionel Rosebury

 

Hounslow’s POW Number indicates that he was a member of Ramsay Force.  It is uncertain if he was at the aerodrome camp at Victoria Point, Burma.  In this case it is likely he fell sick somewhere along the way and fell in with Ramsay Force.  Ramsay and Green Forces were later combined at Meiloe, 75 km Camp.

Scales
Hounslow family
Hounslow family

 

Lionel worked at Aerodrome Camp, Victoria Point.

He was recovered from Phetburi-Kachu Mountain and flown to Rangoon via Bangkok then home by ship.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
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