The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Evans
First Name:
Ronald Lumley
Nick Name:
Ron
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10057
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 1 Platoon.
Enlisted:
13.12.1940
Discharged:
8.02.1946
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:
Stationhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma; Green Force, No.3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Linson Wood Camp, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Moulmein, Thanbyuzat, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14 km, Meiloe 75km, Augganaung 105km.
POW#:
3082 Linson 12141
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Labuan, 2/1st H.M. Australian Hospital Ship, Manunda

General Description

Gang of '7' Signals in Adelaide. rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve wilkinson. Fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.
Gang of ‘7’ Signals in Adelaide.
rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve wilkinson.
Fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.

 

Ronald Lumley Evans is twin brother to Kenneth Samuel Evans WX17269.  The Evans family arrived from England in Western Australia in December 1923 from London on the ‘Hobson”.    The twins aged about 4 years, with an older sister and two other older brothers.

Their parents Joseph and Alice married 1909 England.

Ron enlisted with the AIF  on 13 December 1940 and later joined 2/4th MGB’s Headquarters Company No. 1 Platoon  as a Signaller under Commanding Officer Lt Royce.    His twin brother Ken enlisted AIF on 15th October 1941, and became a reinforcement in ‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion.

Although in different Battalions, the brothers were together at Selarang Camp Changi whilst in Singapore.  They were then drafted into A’ Force Burma and Green Force, No. 3 Battalion. to work on the Burma end of the Burma-Thai Raiway.  The brothers managed to be together in several camps but were separated after Chunkai when Ken went onto Tamuang & Ron went to Linson Wood Camp.

Ron was recovered from Thailand at the end of war.  He was transferred on 2/1st Hospital Ship  ‘Mununda’  from Singapore via Labuan to Fremantle.

 

The above was printed in October 1943.

His father Joseph died Busselton 1976 and was buried there.
His mother Alice died at Bayswater 1962 aged 94 years.

Ron died Maylands 19 January 2005 aged 86 years.  He was cremated and his ashes placed with his mother’s at Karrakatta.

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