The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Kenneth Edgar
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- Stretcher Bearer
- Battalion Headquarters
- Place of Birth:
- Swanbourne, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- William David Lessels
- Mothers's Name:
- Mary Lucy Josephine Lessels
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks. Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp, Levelling Party Changi Aerodrome, X6 Party, Changi Gaol Camp
- 'H' Force Thailand, Group No. 3
- Camps Thailand:
- Kanu II Malayan Hamlet, Kanchanaburi (evacuated with cholera 21.6.1943)
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.
Lessels enlisted AIF 15 Jan 1941 and later joined 2/4th MGB’s Headquarters Company as a stretcher bearer under Commanding Officer Lt-Col Anketell and 2 I/C Maj Green
Ken married Peg Holding, sister of Wally Holding of 2/4th.
Ken was selected in Singapore to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘H’ Force. Please read further.
Ken passed away 27th March 2010 aged 91.