The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Kuhlmann
First Name:
Laurance Anzac Christian
Nick Name:
Laurie
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8077
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
DOB:
19.04.1916
Place of Birth:
Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Herman Robert Kuhlmann
Mothers's Name:
Bertha Matilda Kuhlmann
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 59, Age 27.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
1/8312 & 2263
Cause of Death:
Acute Colitis
Place of Death:
Non Pladuk
Date of Death:
3.03.1944
Buried:
Grave 9B, Non Pladuk

General Description

Kulmann, L A C
Family of Laurance Kulmann.

Standing L-R Brother Hermon, Henry, Seated L-R: Laurance, Stella and Robert.

Wounded in action Jurong Road. Admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance with shrapnel wounds to the left chest and back on 9.2.1942. Discharged to unit on 21.6.1942.

 

Laurie Kuhlmann was known to be a good larrikin.  He was selected with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  This Battalion endured one of the highest death rates with illness and tragically Laurie died of acute colitis at Non Pladuk aged 27 years on the 3 March 1944.

Please read further about ‘D’ Force V Battalion

Today Laurie rests at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery with 91 mates from the 2/4th.

Kuhlman Laurie
Kuhlman Laurie

 

Photograph taken Kanchanaburi War Cemetery January 2018.

Camp Locations:

  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
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