The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Lee
First Name:
Charles Donald
Nick Name:
Don
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX9387
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
16.11.1940
Discharged:
7.12.1945
DOB:
14.12.1912
Place of Birth:
Swanbourne, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Edwin Lee
Mothers's Name:
Else Gertrude Lee
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Government Wool Appraiser
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi. Returned from Thailand to Sime Road Camp (December 1943), Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
'H' Force, Group No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II Malayan Hamlet, 'H' Force No. l Sub-Section, Konkoita sub camps.
POW#:
4/4106
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melboume-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Appointment Terminated 7/12/1945.

Don Lee was selected in Singapore with ‘H’ Force to travel by train to Thailand for the Burma-Thai Railway project.

Please read further about this Force.

Listen to an oral history interview of Charles recorded in Singapore in November 1981

The following letter was included in the ‘Borehole Bulletin’ July 1990.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
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