The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Marriot
First Name:
Leslie James
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7124
Company:
'C' Company, No. 10 Platoon
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
Discharged:
1.02.1946
DOB:
1.01.1916
Place of Birth:
Mt Magnet, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Philip Marriot
Mothers's Name:
Edith Mary Marriot
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp & Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Non Pladuk, Nacompaton, Bangkok (go-downs)
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan, Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Some of C Coy (mostly No 9 Pln) in transit Rear L-R Kev Moir, Clarrie Henderson, Fred Webb Standing, Taffy Jones, Cyril Anderson, Jock Leith, Chris Mc Lennan, Les Marriot, Ern Ricketts, Paddy Byrne. Kneeling Harry Norris
Some of C Coy (mostly No 9 Pln) in transit
Rear L-R Kev Moir, Clarrie Henderson, Fred Webb
Standing, Taffy Jones, Cyril Anderson, Jock Leith, Chris McLennan, Les Marriot, Ern Ricketts, Paddy Byrne, S Morris, Bert Fidge.
Kneeling Harry Norris.

 

 

Les Marriott wedding
Les Marriott wedding

 

From Singapore, Les was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force, V Battalion.

Please read further about V Battalion.

This Battalion endured one of the highest death rates on the Railway.  Les fractured a rib when kicked by a guard after fainting at work.

Following completed of the railway, Les arrived at Non Pladuk on 4 March 1944. Then to Nacompaton on 30 August 1945. He was in Bangkok (possibly working at the go-downs) when war ended, and he was recovered to Singapore – Sydney – Melbourne – arrived Perth on troop train 17 October 1945.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
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