Walter Charles Coman
1921/01/25 - Born
1939 May/June - Enlisted
5th Royal Norfolk Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade, 18th Division
1941/10/20 - Clyde embarked ‘Duchess of Atholl’ for Halifax, part of Convoy CT.5.
1941/11/12 - Left Halifax in ‘USS Mount Vernon’ for Cape Town
1941/12/08 - Japanese attacked Malaya
1941/12/09 - Left Cape Town for Bombay, redirected to Mombassa
1941/12/28 - Left Mombassa for Singapore
1942/01/13 - Arrived Singapore, disembarked to Woodlands Camp near Naval Base where basic jungle training was given.
1942/01/16 - Moved to Jahore, Malaya under command of 11th Indian Division. Took up positions at Yong-Peng, Ayer Hitam.
1942/01/20 - Moved to Jamaluang, east of Ayer Hitam.
1942/01/21 - First action when patrol was attacked, two injured one missing.
1942/01/26 - Forced to retreat to Singapore
1942/01/28 - Battalion at Serangoon Road Camp, Singapore
1942/02/15 - Singapore surrendered
1942/02/15 - Captured Braddel Road, Singapore
1942 February - Changi (camp leader Gen. Heath & Col. Holmes)
1943 March to 1944 June - Thailand Camps (camp leader Col. Outram)
1944 November to 1945 January - Sherilow, Formosa (camp leader Gen. Geffers)
1945 February to 1945 August - Amuta Kyushu, Japan (camp leader Maj. Schotte)
1945/08/15 - Liberated