To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Corporal

Sidney Edward Clarke

Known as Eddy

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1915/12/26 - Born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Son of Sydney and Margaret Clarke

Occupation Bricklayer

1935 - Married Edith M Bottom

1938/05 - Enlisted

Royal Engineers

287 Field Company

18th Division

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Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore and became Japanese PoW

PoW No. I 1987

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese index Card - Side Two

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Date

Camp

Commander

1942/02/15

Changi, Singapore

 

1943/04/27

Overland to Thailand, ‘F’ Force

 

 

Sonkurai, Thailand

Col. Dillon

 

New PoW No. 2995

 

1943/10/20

Returned to Singapore

 

1943/12

Sime Road, Singapore

Col. Newey

1944/04

Changi Gaol, Singapore

Col. Holmes

 

1945/09/02 - Liberated Changi

 

Post War

1972 - Married Irene Dack

Eddy was a builder and continued his occupation after the war ( he built several bungalows in Back Road Gorefield).

He could not live with the memories of what he had endured and took his own life.

 

Died

1977

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Information

Peter Thatcher

KEW:- WO 367/2, WO 345/10, WO 361/1946, WO 392/23, WO 361/2058, WO 361/2201, WO 361/2025, WO 361/2191, WO 361/2070, WO 361/2229

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