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Trooper

James Joseph Billington

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Born 25th February 1921

18th Reconnaissance Corps

 

Service Record

1st Jan. 1941

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Enlisted, Manchester - deferred embodiment

13th Feb. 1941

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Posted to Infantry Training Centre

25th Apr. 1941

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Posted to 5th Battalion, Loyal Regiment

30th April 1941

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Transferred to 18th Reconnaissance Corps     

5th Feb. 1942

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Singapore Arrival after being transported from Bombay on the Empress of Asia which was sunk by enemy aircraft on 5th February 1942 in Singapore Harbour

15th Feb. 1942

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Singapore Surrender, taken prisoner by Japanese

Feb. 1942

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Changi Prison

May 1942

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No 3 PoW camp, River Valley Road Camp, Singapore (Camp Leader Lt-Col. Heath, Block Leader Maj. Brody)

Oct. 1942

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Transported overland to Thailand

Oct. 1942

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Wampo (Camp Leader Lt-Col. Lilley, Block Leader Maj. Brody)

Feb. 1943

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Tarso Base Hospital (Camp Leader Lt-Col. Knights, Block Leader Maj Brody)

Jun. 1943

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Tonchan  (Camp & Block Leader Maj. Brody)

1st Jan. 1944

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Transferred to Royal Armoured Corps

2nd Sep. 1945

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Camp Liberated                           

18th Sep. 1945

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WO Notification, letter to his mother saying he had been found

11th Oct. 1945

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End of PoW "Malaya"                     

12th Oct. 1945

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Return to UK,

 

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Disembarked UK and attached to No 79 Reception Camp. Posted to "Y"  List "D"

Survived

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