The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Yensch
First Name:
Frederick Bernard
Nick Name:
Freddie
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7429
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
18.12.1914
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Frederick Yensch
Mothers's Name:
Mary Jane Yensch (nee McLeod)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Shop Assistant
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 72, Age 29.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Khonkan, Augganaung.
POW#:
3077
Cause of Death:
Cerebral Malaria
Place of Death:
Tamarkan
Date of Death:
19.03.1944
Buried:
Grave No. G2, Tamarkan

General Description

Soldier was traveling on a train between Nikhe and Tamarkan on 18.3.1944 when he drifted into a coma.  He was buried at Tamarkan Cemetery.

Today Freddie Yensch rests at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery with 91 other men from 2/4th.

 

Photo taken January 2018, C. Mellor.

 

Read further about ‘A’ Force Green Force No. 3 Battalion

Freddie would have worked with Green Force from  Victoria Point moving through to the Burma railway commencing at Keddau work Camp, before going onto Thetkaw, Meiloe and Aungganaung before being evacuaterd south to Thailand to Tamarkan.  Sadly Freddie died before he arrived at Tamarkan Hospital Camp.

 

Freddie was one of five sons and 1 daughter of the Yensch family.

His parents Frederick Yensch married Mary Jane McLeod in 1910 in Fremantle.

His father worked as a mercer/ haberdashery.  The family resided for many years at Osbourne Road, East Fremantle.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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