The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘D’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Northam, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Thomas Henry Lally
- Mothers's Name:
- Jessie Lally
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Storeman and Manager
- Yokohama War Cemetery, Plot E, Row A, Grave 9, Age 30.
- Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
- ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan Hospital (7.5.1943 Beri‐Beri and Malaria), Non Pladuk
- Camps Japan:
- Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17, Omuta
- Aramis Party
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Below ground in a coal mine, Japan. Soldier was crushed between two coal trucks, dislocating his cervical vertebrae.
- Date of Death:
Soldier was wounded in action on the west coast of Singapore at 2100 hours on 8.2.1942. He was admitted to 2/ 13th Australian General Hospital with shrapnel wounds to his right leg. Discharged to unit on 21.2.1942.
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Ken survived the horrors of working on the Thai-Burma Railway, sailing to Japan, so it seems completely unfair he should die in a a mining accident in Japan and so close to war’s end.
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LALLY, Private, KENNETH, WX9318, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 23 March 1945. Age 30. Son of Thomas Henry and Jessie Lally, of West Northam, Western Australia. Grave Ref. Aust. Sec. E. A. 9.
Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.
- Adam Park Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan