The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Armstrong
First Name:
Leonard
Nick Name:
Len
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8963
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
13.12.1945
DOB:
25.02.1914
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Horace Lewis Armstrong
Mothers's Name:
Jessie May Armstrong
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Hairdresser
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Kanu II, Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Yamane, Nihama
POW#:
8748, 1561
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayam-Okinawa, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-306, Darwin~Perth by aircraft 10.10.1945.

General Description

 

Brothers Len & Charles Armstrong
Brothers Len & Charles Armstrong WX7370

 

Len Armstrong returned to take up his hairdressing profession.  He was frequently visited by his 2/4th mates for a ‘cut and chat’.

Camp Locations:

  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • 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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