The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Evans
First Name:
Kenneth Samuel
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17269
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 1 Platoon.
Enlisted:
15.10.1941
Discharged:
19.12.1945
DOB:
12.12.1919
Place of Birth:
Brighton, Sussex, England.
Father's Name:
Joseph Gordon Evans
Mothers's Name:
Alice Mary Evans
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Not Known
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi;
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Tamuang, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14km, Melilo 75km, Aungganaung 105km,
POW#:
3079
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

The Evans family arrived from London, England to  Western Australia in December 1923 on board “Hobson”.  The twins would have been aged about 4 years,  with one sister and two older brothers.

Kenneth Samuel Evans is twin brother to Ronald Lumley Evans WX10057.  Ronald enlisted on 13/12/1940 and Kenneth 15th October 1941.  As POWs they were interned together at Selarang Camp Changi and were selected for ‘A’ Force Burma and into Green Force No. 3 Battalion.  The twin brothers appear to have managed to remain together in most but not all camps.

Read further about A Force Green Force No. 3

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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