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The only published complete story of this unlucky regiments war time story . Parents listed as Arthur and Mary Horn of Little Common, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex BUT listed in the Regiments Roll as Ascott Estate, Wing. He was captured in Singapore in 1942 and I think his number is1569303.
Pictures and index lists of casualties and survivors. Gunner John Arthur Horn, 918247, 148 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. He is the only name on our memorial who has no details of who he was, death or where he is buried.
But old people whose lives were blighted by a fathers war service don't fit. I'm posting this on Remembrance Day, in hope that it may help someone out there to know they are not alone. I am hoping to try and piece together as mush as i can about his life. Robert, Lt Colonel 'Hooky' Hill [1896-1971], a well known cricketer, played for Worcestershire. Thomas died at Tambaya Camp, which was classified as a hospital camp, but was more a camp to go to die in.
I do not know what he died of, but 4 members of the Suffolk Regiment who were with him, all died the previous day of Beri Beri / Diarroah.
Thanks so much and I will continue to try and find out more. Large loss of life when the Lisbon Maru hellship was torpedoed as it was taking POWs to Japan. Also some of the German p.o.w tales of all the jolly larks and digging tunnels to escape conditions that were apparently correctly Geneva Convention, (not routine brutality and disease and starvation) made one exasperated Jap p.o.w.
Nobody cares to realise the damage to some of those men's children, sometimes unwanted, rejected, and without either parent being willing and/or able to be a parent to them. The remaining convey headed for safety in Vietnam, and arrived at Cape St. I would like to know how I can find some information on my grandfather, Henry Walter Porter Leonard, who was in the 5th Suffolk Regiment and was captured in Singapore. Any guidance or information would be greatly appreciated. James, I can see 4 x Robert Thomson who were POW during WWII, but all were army. he joined the Royal Army Service Corps, Profession, driver. Hawes , who was captured on Corregidor in the Philippines in 1942. Regiment Number 1094985 and a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. He was admitted to the Tanbaya camp 2 hospital, ward 7 on Aug 30, suffering malaria and dysentery, passing away on September 2. He remained at Changi until when he was sent with the ill fated 'F Force' to the Siam Railroad.
War service made them unwanted as small children or infants, and that knowledge of being unloved and rejected from the start will have stayed with them and blighted their lives. The multiple ex-forces charities constantly trumpet their good works to the people they consider to correctly fit into their rectangular tick-boxes. day ignored their fathers' existence, their own existence is ignored now. Jacques and entered the Mekong River and headed for Saigon. Shortly after arrival these POW had been transferred to work-camps for building airfields: on 18-2-1945 to Long Than (1500 men) and on 23-2-1945 to Phy My (1000 men). Anything to do with Hong Kong I would suggest you contact Tony benham at his website: However, I have already looked there and he has a large navy POW list, but I cannot see R. I am trying to find out anything relating to my Great Grandfather, he was a Corporal at the time of his capture15/02/1942 and was POW at Changi Prison, Malai Camp 4. He spent some time in Cabanatuan and Lipa in the Philippines and at Kawasaki and Niigata in Japan. Liberation Questionnaire likely at National Archives, Kew. This force was to lose over 50% of its men through disease, starvation and brutality, but a main cause was also that they were made to walk for appx 360Km.
A fellow soldier of 118 Regiment who was on the same train lists that he remained at Non Pladuk until early 1945 when he returned to Changi. I would love to have more information about the journey he took in the months leading to his final days. Hi Mike I've received really helpful information from you but would like some further info.
I have found my granddads liberation questionnaire saying he was captured in Batavia.