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The Way I Number the Trains From Singapore to Thailand

 

I believe my way of numbering the Singapore to Thailand trains needs an explanation.

When I compiled the Java parties to Singapore the PoWs were then sent to various destinations and camps. Many went overland to Thailand, as there were 84 trains from Singapore to Thailand the trains which took them to Thailand were numbered 1 to 84.

Some KEW files number the trains as per Party, for instance Train 1 to Train 5 for the First Mainland Parties (June 1942). This is not misleading as they were the 1st to 5th trains that left Singapore for Thailand.  The Letter Parties, in some KEW files are numbered Train 1 to Train 13 and in some KEW files ‘D’ Force are numbered Train 1 to Train 9 and this happens in other Parties to Thailand.

This now means we have many trains labelled Train 1, Train 2 etc. and this causes some confusion as they ran on different dates and are not the same train.

I decided to use the system I used to name the Java Parties to Thailand where the trains are numbered Train 1 to Train 84, thus each train has its own date, number of PoWs and commanders.

I hope this explains why I combine all the Parties from Singapore,  using Train 1 to Train 84 in my database, making each ‘Train’ number unique to the date it travelled.

Trains which were not from Singapore are not numbered as seen below.

Depart Date

From

Transport Name

1942/06/18

Changi, Singapore

Train 1

1942/06/20

Changi, Singapore

Train 2

1942/06/22

Changi, Singapore

Train 3

1942/06/24

Changi, Singapore

Train 4

1942/06/26

Changi, Singapore

Train 5

1942/10/09

River Valley Road, Singapore

Train 6

1942/10/10

River Valley Road, Singapore

Train 7

1942/10/11

River Valley Road, Singapore

Train 8

1942/10/12

River Valley Road, Singapore

Train 9

1942/10/14

Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

Train

1942/10/14

Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

Train

1942/10/15

River Valley Road, Singapore

Train 10

1942/10/17

Sime Road, Singapore

Train 11

1942/10/18

Sime Road, Singapore

Train 12

1942/10/20

Sime Road, Singapore

Train 13

1942/10/22

Sime Road, Singapore

Train 14

1942/10/23

Adam Park

Train 15

1942/10/24

Adam Park (80), Changi Village (200), Sime Road (370)

Train 16

1942/10/25

Changi, Singapore

Train 17

1942/10/26

Changi, Singapore

Train 18

1942/10/27

Changi, Singapore

Train 19

1942/10/28

Changi, Singapore

Train 20

1942/10/29

Changi, Singapore

Train 21

1942/10/30

Changi, Singapore

Train 22

1942/10/31

Changi, Singapore

Train 23

1942/11/01

Changi, Singapore

Train 24

1942/11/02

Changi, Singapore

Train 25

1942/11/03

Changi, Singapore

Train 26

1942/11/04

Changi, Singapore

Train 27

1942/11/05

Changi, Singapore

Train 28

1942/11/06

Changi, Singapore

Train 29

1942/11/07

Great World

Train 30

1942/11/09

Great World

Train 31

1943/01/07

Changi, Singapore

Train 32

1943/01/14

Changi, Singapore

Train 33

1943/01/15

Changi, Singapore

Train 34

1943/01/16

Changi, Singapore

Train 35

1943/01/17

Changi, Singapore

Train 36

1943/01/20

Changi, Singapore

Train 37

1943/01/21

Changi, Singapore

Train 38

1943/01/22

Changi, Singapore

Train 39

1943/01/23

Changi, Singapore

Train 40

1943/01/27

Changi, Singapore

Train 41

1943/01/28

Changi, Singapore

Train 42

1943/01/29

Changi, Singapore

Train 43

1943/01/30

Changi, Singapore

Train 44

1943/02/02

Changi, Singapore

Train 45

1943/02/03

Changi, Singapore

Train 46

1943/02/04

Changi, Singapore

Train 47

1943/02/05

Changi, Singapore

Train 48

1943/03/14

Changi, Singapore

Train 49

1943/03/14

Changi, Singapore

Train 49

1943/03/16

Changi, Singapore

Train 50

1943/03/17

Changi, Singapore

Train 51

1943/03/18

Changi, Singapore

Train 52

1943/03/19

Changi, Singapore

Train 53

1943/03/20

Changi, Singapore

Train 54

1943/03/21

Changi, Singapore

Train 55

1943/03/22

Changi, Singapore

Train 56

1943/03/23

Changi, Singapore

Train 57

1943/04/13

Changi, Singapore

Train 58

1943/04/14

Changi, Singapore

Train 59

1943/04/15

Changi, Singapore

Train 60

1943/04/16

Changi, Singapore

Train 61

1943/04/17

Changi, Singapore

Train 62

1943/04/18

Changi, Singapore

Train 63

1943/04/19

Changi, Singapore

Train 64

1943/04/20

Changi, Singapore

Train 65

1943/04/21

Changi, Singapore

Train 66

1943/04/22

Changi, Singapore

Train 67

1943/04/23

Changi, Singapore

Train 68

1943/04/24

Changi, Singapore

Train 69

1943/04/25

Changi, Singapore

Train 70

1943/04/26

Changi, Singapore

Train 71

1943/04/27

Changi, Singapore

Train 72

1943/04/28

Changi, Singapore

Train 73

1943/04/29

Changi, Singapore

Train 74

1943/04/30

Changi, Singapore

Train 75

1943/05/05

Changi, Singapore

Train 76

1943/05/06

Changi, Singapore

Train 77

1943/05/08

Changi, Singapore

Train 78

1943/05/09

Changi, Singapore

Train 79

1943/05/13

Changi, Singapore

Train 80

1943/05/17

Changi, Singapore

Train 81

1943/06/25

Changi, Singapore

Train 82

1943/08/24

Changi, Singapore

Train 83

1944/02/08

Changi, Singapore

Train 84

1944/09/17

Padang

Train

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

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