The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Fee
First Name:
Andrew
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5088
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘C’ Company, 12th Platoon.
Enlisted:
23.07.1940
Discharged:
11.01.1946
Place of Birth:
Belfast, Ireland
Father's Name:
Andrew Fee
Mothers's Name:
Helen Fee
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Ship Riveter/labourer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km Camp, Victoria Point, Tavoy, Ye, Moulmein 55 km, Thetkaw 14 km,
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

 

Driver to Mick Wedge.

Andrew Fee enlisted WW1 Services with Royal Inniskilling Fuseliers.  No further information has been acquired to confirm.  (June 2018)

Andrew Fee sailed from London to Sydney on ‘Borda’ arriving on 12 October 1926, his recorded age was 24 years, and his occupation recorded as farm labourer.

It is unknown when he moved to Western Australia.

Electoral Rolls records confirm him residing at Northcliffe during years 1936 and 1937 working as labourer.

After the war Andrew spent several stints working as an orderly (probably Hollywood Repatriation Hospital in 1954, 1958 and 1963).

Years 1968 he was caretaker Allen St, South Perth and in 1977 caretaker residing in North Fremantle.

 

Helen Tyrie was recorded as Andrew’s NOK.

Unfortunately we have not been able to locate the photograph in the ‘Western Mail’ of 1941.  (as at June 2018)

Andrew was recovered from Thailabd 20 August 1945 from Bangkok.
He arrived back in Perth on 17 October 1945.

We believe Andrew Fee died in 1999,

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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