The Soldier's Details

Surname:
MacLennan
First Name:
Kenneth Thomas
Rank:
Sergeant (promoted on 29.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8377
Awards:
Mentioned in despatches
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
12.09.1940
Discharged:
3.10.1946
DOB:
14.08.1912
Place of Birth:
Laverton, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan (hospital), Bangkok, Nacompaton
POW#:
1309
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Circassia.

General Description

Wounded in action 12/2/1942. Shrapnel wound to right thigh. Wounded for a second time on 15/2/1942 at Buona Vista. Admitted to 2/13th A.G.H. with multiple shrapnel wounds to right thigh, back, back of right knee, sole of foot and forearm. Transferred to 20/10 Australian General Hospital 22/2/1942. This NCO took command of No. 4 Platoon on the night of 12th and 13th February, 1942 when Lt. Manning was killed. It was noted that he did an excellent job even though he was wounded.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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