The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Frederick Bernard
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company
- Place of Birth:
- Fremantle, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Frederick Yensch
- Mothers's Name:
- Mary Jane Yensch (nee McLeod)
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Shop Assistant
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 72, Age 29.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- 'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Khonkan, Augganaung.
- Cause of Death:
- Cerebral Malaria
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. G2, Tamarkan
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.
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.
- 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