Forrest LEE-STEERE

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LEE-STEERE, Forrest

Service Number: WX7640
Enlisted: 10 August 1940
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Bridgetown, Western Australia, 17 July 1907
Home Town: Boyup Brook, Boyup Brook, Western Australia
Schooling: Hale School
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Cholera whilst POW, Thailand, 3 October 1943, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Coll. grave 10. D. 1-3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Boyup Brook War Memorial, Wembley Downs Hale School Honour Roll 2, Wembley Downs Hale School Memorial Grove
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN WX7640
10 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN WX7640, 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Laura and Wilfred Lee-Steere.  He enlisted AIF October 1940 later joined ‘D’ Company HQ as Driver. 

As POW working on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion Lee-Steere died Kuii POW Camp of Cholera 3 October 1943 aged 36 years.