The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Greaves
First Name:
Leonard
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX8373
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
3.09.1940
Discharged:
11.01.1946
DOB:
15.04.1915
Place of Birth:
Greenhills, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Richard Broddon Greaves
Mothers's Name:
Mary Alice Greaves
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Timber Worker
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No.3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan
Camps Burma:
Reptu 30km Camp
POW#:
2919
Japan:
Awa Maru Party (soldier remained at Saigon)
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan; Sydney-Perth by troop train

General Description

Greaves was wounded in action at Buona Vista on 15 February 1942.  Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 16 February 1942 with a shrapnel wound to lumbar region of his back.  Discharged to unit on 22nd February 1942.

Greaves was selected to work in Japan with the ‘Awa’ Maru Party, however on reaching Saigon, he became ill and remained behind.

He was recovered from Saigon at war’s end in September 1945.

Read about others in Saigon

And the ‘Awa Maru’ Story

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
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