The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Holtzman
First Name:
Leslie Norman
Nick Name:
Les
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX7618
Company:
'C' Company, No. 10 Platoon.
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
Discharged:
8.08.1946
DOB:
18.12.1920
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Norman Guy Holtzman
Mothers's Name:
Hilda Olive Holtzman
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Plumber and Fibrous Plasterer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan
Camps Burma:
Reptu 30km, Alepauk 18km, Reptu 30km, Victoria Point, Auggaung 105km
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17, Omuta
POW#:
1369 & 1486
Japan:
Awa Maru Party, Kumi No. 40
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Okinawa, USS Cape Gloucester; Manila,-Morotai-Darwin-Perth, B24 Liberator aircraft, A72-379

General Description

Bill Holt WX7750 (died March 1943), Les Holtzman WX7618, unknown
Bill Holt WX7750 (died March 1943), Les Holtzman WX7618, unknown
Len Holtzman & Norm Ablett
Len Holtzman & Norm Ablett

 

Victoria Point 25/2/1942 to 15/8/1942 Road Repairs

Ye 20/8/1942 to Oct 1942

Thanbyuzat 27/10/1942- Ex 30k Reptu

18 k July 1943 to 14/8/1943

Reptu 30 k 15/8/1943  to 28/10/1943

105 k 29/10/1943 to 31/12/1943

Tamarkan 3-1-1944 to 25/3/1944 Camp Work

Saigon 8/4/1944 to 26/6/1944 Wharf/Air raid shelter construction.

Singapore 6/7/44 to 26/12/1944 Wharf/Ammo dump.

‘Awa Maru’ to Japan selected 23/12/1944

Fukuoka No. 17 Omuta 17/1/1945 to 15/8/1945.

Les Holtzman was recovered 13/9/1945.

 

 

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Les passed away aged 77, March 7 1997.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Alepauk, Rabao, 18 Kilo - Burma
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
  • Saigon - French Indo China
  • Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
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