The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Nick Name:
- Also known as George Lee
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company 6 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Woodford Bridge, Bromley, Essex, England
- Father's Name:
- William Henry Lee
- Mothers's Name:
- Elizabeth Lee
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A3, Row D, Grave 2, Age 36.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- 'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Aunnggang, Konkhan
- Cause of Death:
- Cardiac Beri-Beri
- Place of Death:
- Khonkan 55km Camp
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 87, Khonkan
He enlisted 16 April 1941and joined ‘A’ Company 6 Platoon as a driver under Commanding Officer Lt Morrison.
Lee was wounded in action at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan on 12.2.1942. Admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital with a shrapnel wound to his right foot. Discharged to unit on 21.2.1942. Please read about Hill 200 where so many 2/4th died.
As a POW he was selected in Singapore with ‘A’ Force Burma Green Force No. 3 Battalion to sail to Burma to work on the northern end of the Burma-Thai railway. He was evacuated to Khonkan 55 km Camp from Aungganaung 105km Camp, Burma where he died 26 Aug 1943 of cardiac beri beri aged 36 years.
George Lee was born 1907 Woodford Bridge, Bromley, Essex, England to parents William Henry Lee and Elizabeth Overton. We believe ‘John’ as he preferred to be known, sailed from London on ‘Bendigo’ and arrived 20 December 1926. He was 19 years of age. (This cannot be confirmed 100%)
We are not able to confirm, he may have been officially named George Thomas Lee. Lee may also have sailed to NSW and spent some years there before moving to WA. Again we cannot confirm.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma