The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Kemp
First Name:
Leslie William Samuel
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8543
Classification:
Rangetaker
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
3.01.1947
DOB:
21.03.1911
Place of Birth:
Shepherd's Bush, London, England
Father's Name:
William James Kemp
Mothers's Name:
Amelia Olive Hippel Kemp
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Gold Assayer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp & Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Hintok Road Camp, Kinsaiyok, Tasrsau, Tardin, Chungkai
POW#:
4/6289 and 8798
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Labuan-Morotai-Townsville by aircraft, Townsville-Sydney by troop train, Sydney-Fremantle, HMT Otranto.

General Description

Les & Mary Kemp
Les & Mary Kemp
Les Kemp and his son Colin
Les Kemp and his son Colin
Les Kemp Darwin
Les Kemp Darwin
Hanson R, Carlyon W, Till J & Kemp L covered with red dirt when we arrived. Photographer marked Lt Till with a cross for good luck.
Hanson R, Carlyon W, Till J & Kemp L covered with red dirt when we arrived. Photographer marked Lt Till with a cross for good luck.

 

Reunion over East - Worth, Kemp,Cowie, James and Badock.
Reunion over East – Worth, Kemp,Cowie, James and Badock.

 

Singapore 1992 Rear L - R ---, Tom Hampton, ---, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, ..., Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot. Front L - R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, ---, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.
Singapore 1992
Rear L – R —, Tom Hampton, —, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, …, Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot.
Front L – R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, —, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.

 

Les was evacuated to Tarsau Hospital Camp about August 1943 with an ulcer.  Read Dick Ridgwell’s story

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Tardan - Thailand
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