The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Leslie Norman
- Nick Name:
- Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
- Regimental #:
- 'C' Company, No. 10 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Bunbury, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Norman Guy Holtzman
- Mothers's Name:
- Hilda Olive Holtzman
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Plumber and Fibrous Plasterer
- Selarang Camp Changi
- 'A' Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Camps Burma:
- Reptu 30km, Alepauk 18km, Reptu 30km, Victoria Point, Auggaung 105km
- Camps Japan:
- Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17, Omuta
- 1369 & 1486
- Awa Maru Party, Kumi No. 40
- Return Details 1945:
- Nagasaki-Okinawa, USS Cape Gloucester; Manila,-Morotai-Darwin-Perth, B24 Liberator aircraft, A72-379
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.
Les passed away aged 77, March 7 1997.
Les had been a patient at Gallipoli House, Lemnos, according to Borehole October 1994. This was classified as a ‘C’ Class hospital at that time (today, 2018 the site is Shention College and bursting with youth!)
- 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