The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Tucker
First Name:
Kenneth Dudley
Nick Name:
Ken
Rank:
Sergeant (Promoted on 24.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8357
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
12.12.1946
DOB:
4.09.1918
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Frederick Roland Tucker
Mothers's Name:
Ethel Tucker
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Bank Officer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi (17.2‐4.4.1942), Adam Park, Sime Road Camp (4.4-27.12.1942), Selarang Barracks Changi (27.12.1942-14.3.1943).
Camps Thailand:
Kanchanaburi (18.3-25.3.1943), Tarsau (25.3‐25.4.1943), Kanu II (25.4-23.6.1943), Kanu I, Tarsau (23.6-19.7.1943), escorted sick to Tarsau by barge, Chungkai (19.7.1943-25.5.1944), Wood Party (1.9.1943-30.4.1944), Tamuang (25.5-21.6.1944).
Camps Japan:
Yamane (10.9.1944‐18.5.1945) copper mine, Niihama (18.5-12.9.1945) wharves.
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Morotai-Darwin,PBY Catalina aircraft A24‐359, Darwin-Perth, 324 Liberator aircraft.

General Description

Ken and Noel Outtrim were close mates and both in ‘B’ Coy.  Noel died of cerebral malaria at Kinsaiyok Camp on 22 November 1944 aged 24 years.

The above was in West Australian September 1943

 

Height 5′ 10 3/4″

Ken Tucker passed away aged 85yrs, March 21 2003, Como, WA.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Serangoon Road Camp - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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