The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Evans
First Name:
Kenneth Samuel
Nick Name:
Ken
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 an older sister and two older brothers.  Their parents Joseph Gordon and Alice Mary Evans married 1909 England.

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

 

The above was printed in October 1943.

Ken and Ron were recovered from Thailand at the end of the war.

In 1956 Ken married Sylvia Delacourt Turner.

Ken Evans passed away 20 April 1994 Adelaide, South Australia aged 74 years.

Ken’s father died May 1946 at an Aged Care, Busselton and was buried at Busselton Cemetery.  Alice Mary died at Bayswater 20th December 1962 aged 94 years.  Ken’s twin brother Ron died 19 Jan 2005 Bayswater.  Ken and his mother were buried Karrakatta.

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
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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