The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Saunders
First Name:
Clarence Samuel
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX7211
Classification:
Technical Storemen
Company:
‘D’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
DOB:
18.07.1900
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Charles Saunders
Mothers's Name:
Louisa Saunders
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row M, Grave 32, Age 43.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Konyu II, Huntok, Kinsaiyok
POW#:
4/6579 & 8743
Cause of Death:
Post Leg Amputation, Haemorrhage
Place of Death:
Chungkai
Date of Death:
31.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 334, Chungkai.

General Description

Selected in Singapore to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force S Battalion, Saunders left by rail to travel in overcrowded train trucks to Bampong, Thailand.

Whilst we are not able to determine absolutely which camps Clarence Saunders was working in, we do know the overall movements of S Battalion and the Camps they worked.  There was a large evacuation of sick to Chungkai which Saunders would have been included in.  Chungkai was considered one of the main 4 Hospital camps.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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