The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lee
First Name:
Leslie Herbert
Nick Name:
Les
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7230
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
Discharged:
8.10.1946
DOB:
23.06.1914
Place of Birth:
Northam, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George William Lee
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Java:
'Blackforce'
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Java Party No. 4 to Singapore & joined Java Party 5a, Robertson Force
Camps Thailand:
Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Alepauk, Lawa, Apalaine, Anganan 100km, Aungganaung
Camps Japan:
Bicycle Camp Java
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Sydney-Melbourne-Perth. No further details are known.

General Description

Les Lee was selected at Java with ‘A’ Force Burma Java Party No. 4 to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  Les became sick on the journey from Java to Singapore.  He was obviously very ill and remained behind when Party No. 4 left for Burma.  When Java Party No. 5A Robertson Force arrived in Singapore 16 October 1942 from Java, they remained for 2.5 months before departing Singapore on 7 January 1943 by train for Prai, Malay Peninsula.  Les Lee than joined Java Party No. 5A.  Other 2/4th men in this party  included Ted Cosson, Merve Wilkinson and Cyril Vidler.

Read about Robertson Force Java Party No. 5A

Also read about the men who missed Aquitania Fremantle Departure and stayed in Java.

Les was recovered from Thailand at the end of the war.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Alepauk, Rabao, 18 Kilo - Burma
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Apalon, Apalaine, 80 Kilo, 337k - Burma
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
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