To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Arthur Brooks

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1920/02/10 - Born London

Son of Samuel William and Emily Matilda (nee Jordan) Brooks

Occupation Labourer

1940/04/18 Enlisted

 Sherwood Foresters

1/5 Battalion

 

Service

orcades

1941/10/30 - Sailed in ‘Orcades’ with Convoy CT.5 from Liverpool  with the 18th Division

USS West Point-2

1941/11/08 - Arrived Halifax and transferred to USS West Point with 55th Infantry Brigade, consisting of 1st Cambridgeshires and 5th Beds and Herts (3250 troops).

 1941/11/10 - They sailed from Halifax in Convoy William Sail 12X. Sailing via Trinidad and Cape Town.

1941/12/08 - Japan entered the war by attacking Pearl Harbour and Malaya.

1941/12/25 -  Mount Vernon left convoy with the 53rd Infantry Brigade, sailing for Singapore in convoy DM1

1941/12/27 - Arrived Bombay, now became Task Force 14.2

1942/01/02 - Sailed from India destination Singapore in Task Force 14.2

1942/01/29 - Arrived Keppel Harbour Singapore

1942/02/15 - Singapore Surrendered to the Japanese

 

Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. M-4574

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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Date

Camps

Commander

1942/02/17

Changi, Singapore

Lt-Col. H.H. Lilly

1942/11/01

Overland to Thailand

Lt-Col. D.R. Thomas, 5 B&Herts

 

With ‘Q’ Letter Party

 

 

650 PoWs

 

 

24th Train from Singapore

 

 

New PoW No. - 622

 

1942/11/11

Tarsao, Thaliand

Lt-Col. Knight, Royal Norfolks

1944/05/16

Tha Muang, Thailand

Lt-Col. Knight, Royal Norfolks

 

New PoW No. IV 3513

 

1944/10/18

Tamajo, Thailand

Maj. P. J. White RA

1945/03/15

Nakom Nai

 

 

 

 

1945/09/02 - Liberated Thailand

Information

Andy Kendall

Mike Heather

Martyn Fryer

Keith Andrews

Glenda Godfrey

Ray Withnall

Thailand-Burma Railway

COFEPOW Liberation Questionnaire

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/23, WO 361/1979, WO 361/1954, WO 361/2196, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2176, WO 361/2058, WO 345/7,

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