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Private Hector Stephens died of illness in Johor, Malaya, about 31 May 1943,
14 months after the Battle of Muar River against the Japanese. He and other
Australian survivors of the Battle escaped into the jungle and were later
befriended by Chinese guerillas. Hec was buried at Kuala Sisek, near Kota
Tinggi in Johor. Hec's family only learnt the details of his death 50 years later.
This is a view of Kota Tinggi from a hotel window. Kuala Sisek is about 10km
to the right.