The Soldier's Details

Surname:
McLennan
First Name:
Chris
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 24.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX7608
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
Discharged:
31.01.1946
DOB:
9.10.1920
Place of Birth:
Beverley, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Gilbert Henry McLennan
Mothers's Name:
Grace Lavina McLennan
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Motor Mechanic
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Mt Pleasant Camp, Thompson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Kanu III, Hintok Road Camp, Tarsau, Non Pladuk, Tamuang, Konkoita, Kinsaiyok, Tamarkan, Chungkai, Petchaburi, Nacompation, Bangkok
POW#:
3/6456, 8734
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan.

General Description

 

Back L – R C. Anderson, P.Byrne, C.McLennan, E.Ricketts,V.Warhurst
Front L-R F.Halbert, G.Burdon, K.McDonald, W.McKay, R.Hadfiled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wounded in the face at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan on 11/2/1942 but remained on duty. At Konkoita the work involved the raising the height of a bridge and at Kinsaiyok a railway loop line was built.

 

McLennan

EPSON MFP image
Chris McLennan standing in front of gun.

Lancelin 1941.

 

Some of C Coy (mostly No 9 Pln) in transit Rear L-R Kev Moir, Clarrie Henderson, Fred Webb Front 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 Mc Lennan, Les Marriot, Ern Ricketts, Paddy Byrne.
Kneeling Harry Norris

 

 

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McLennan wedding.
Chris McLennan
Chris McLennan

 

Paddy Byrne, Unknown, Ern Ricketts, Chris McLennan, Bill McKay
Paddy Byrne, Unknown, Ern Ricketts, Chris McLennan, Bill McKay

 

Chris passed away aged 81yrs, February 8 2002, at Hilton, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Mount Pleasant Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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