The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Kenneth Samuel
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 1 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Brighton, Sussex, England.
- Father's Name:
- Joseph Gordon Evans
- Mothers's Name:
- Alice Mary Evans
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Not Known
- Selarang Camp Changi;
- ‘ 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
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay
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.
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.
- 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