The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lee
First Name:
John
Nick Name:
Also known as George Lee
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9214
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
16.04.1941
DOB:
21.05.1907
Place of Birth:
Woodford Bridge, Bromley, Essex, England
Father's Name:
William Henry Lee
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Lee
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A3, Row D, Grave 2, Age 36.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
2920
Cause of Death:
Cardiac Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Khonkan 55km Camp
Date of Death:
26.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 87, Khonkan

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan on 12.2.1942. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital with a shrapnel wound to his right foot. Discharged to unit on 21.2.1942. Soldier was evacuated from Aungganaung 105km Camp to Khonkan 55km Camp, Burma on 28 August 1943 aged 36 years.

George Lee was born 1907 Woodford Bridge, Bromley, Essex, England.  We believe ‘John’ as he preferred to be known, sailed from London on “Bendigo’ and arrived 20 December 1926.  He was 19 years of age.

He enlisted 16 April 1941and joined ‘A’ Company.  As a POW he was selected in Singapore with ‘A’Force Green Force No. 3 Battalion to sail to Burma to work on the northern end of the Burma-Thai railway.  He was evacuated to Khonkan 55 km Camp from Aungganaung 105km Camp, Burma where he died of cardiac beri beri aged 36 years.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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