The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Stevens
First Name:
Alfred
Nick Name:
Alf
Rank:
Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX227
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
8.12.1940
Discharged:
8.12.1946
DOB:
29.05.1913
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Walter George Stevens
Mothers's Name:
Annie May Stevens
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Engine Driver (Union Flour Mills)
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Adam Park. Returned from Borneo to H.M. Prison Outram Road, Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
‘B’ Force Borneo
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne‐Fremantle,HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Sergeant Alfred Stevens was arrested by the Kempeitai at Kuching, Sarawak. Returned to H.M. Prison Outram Road.

Sgt Stevens was 1 of 3 2/4th men who were sentenced for crimes against Japan. He was sent to Outram Road.

Alf Stevens, from ‘B’ Force Borneo was arrested 26 July 1943 at Sandakan for his part in the operation of a radio. He was sent to Kuching, the Kempeitai Headquarters in Borneo where he was sentenced on 19 October 1943 to 6 years penal servitude.

Alf Stevens was one of the very lucky few to have survived being sent to Sandakan. Had he not been sentenced to serve penal servitude he would have most certainly have perished like all the other PoWs on ‘B’ Force.

He was evacuated to Changi Gaol Hospital on 5 January 1945 suffering from beri beri and tropical ulcers wheupon he was again returned to Outram Road until war’s end.

Alf passed sway in 1979 on the 9th putting green at the Mandurah golf course in Western Australia.

(The other 2/4th men sentenced for crimes against Japan were Penrod Dean and John McGregor. Both survived).

Read further about ‘B’ Force Borneo

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Outram Road Prison - Singapore ***
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
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