The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lally
First Name:
Kenneth
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9318
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
20.02.1915
Place of Birth:
Northam, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Henry Lally
Mothers's Name:
Jessie Lally
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Storeman and Manager
Memorial:
Yokohama War Cemetery, Plot E, Row A, Grave 9, Age 30.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘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
POW#:
4/6307
Japan:
Aramis Party
Cause of Death:
Suffocation
Place of Death:
Below ground in a coal mine, Japan. Soldier was crushed between two coal trucks, dislocating his cervical vertebrae.
Date of Death:
23.03.1945

General Description

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.

Ken Lally & Bill Bailie
Ken Lally & Bill Bailie WZ9294

 

For further reading go to D Company

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.

Read about D Force V Battalion

Lally Ken

Lally

Lally Ken

 

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.

Camp Locations:

  • 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
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