The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lynam
First Name:
Gordon Lawrence
Nick Name:
Pup
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7847
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 2 Platoon Ack Ack
Enlisted:
13.08.1914
Discharged:
28.02.1946
DOB:
12.01.1920
Place of Birth:
Bridgetown, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Herbert Lynam
Mothers's Name:
Esme Beatrice Lynam
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher's Assistant
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Non Pladuk, Bangkok (go-downs), Ubon
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Mergui, Tavoy, Moulmein, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 785km, Aungganaung 105km.
POW#:
2905
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay.

General Description

Fairbridge 2004 No 2

Trevor James, Jim Burns, Alf Worth, John Lane, Des Colevas, Bob Whitield, Joe Pearce (rear), Tom Pilmoor (front), Owen Morris, Jim Elliott, Ron Badock, Gordon Lynam.

When the railway was completed, Gordon was sent with Green Force south to Non Pladuk.  He was then selected to work in Bangkok at the go-downs following which they travelled by train to Mekong River and travelled to Ubon from where he was recovered at the end of the war.

 

Gordon’s parents George Herbert Lynam married in 1915 Perth to Esme Beatrice White.

Gordon died in 2008 at Floreat aged 88 years.  His wife Violet died in 2003 at Floreat aged 83 years.

Gordon and Violet Fyfe married in 1941 Perth.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Mergui (Myiek) Escape Road - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Ubon - Thailand ***
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Bangkok - Thailand
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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