The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lakeman
First Name:
Percival Henry Charles
Nick Name:
Perce
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8767
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
19.10.1898
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Henry Rosewarne Lakeman
Mothers's Name:
Alice Lakeman
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Bogger
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 50, Age 44.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Kanu II
POW#:
4/6037 & 8802
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Kanu 1 River Camp
Date of Death:
20.06.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 10, Kanu 1 River Camp

General Description

Soldier was shell shocked at Buona Vista on 14.2.1942

 

Lakeman

 

Lakeman
Lakeman

1946

Perce was the only son of Henry Lakeman and Alice Beatrice Camp.  He had two sisters Mabel and Gladys.  His mother remarried and there were several more children.  His father died in 1919 and his mother died in 1935.

From 1936 until he enlisted, Perce working as a miner in the Kalgoorlie and Norseman area.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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