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Fusilier

John Clifford Johnson

Known as Cliff

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1921/05/06 - Born Belford, Northumberland

Son of Thomas Frederick and Margaret (nee Hudson) Johnson

Occupation Bricklayer

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

9th Battalion

18th Division

 

Service

1940/08 the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, 9th Battalion HQ was at Coltishall and the platoons patrolled the Norfolk coast.

January 1941 the Battalion moved to Scottish Boarders for training.

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1941/10/30 - Left Liverpool in Warwick Castle with Convoy CT.5. for Halifax

1941/11/08 - Arrived Halifax

Orizaba

1941/11/10 - Transferred to ‘USS Orizaba’ which was part of the William Sail 12X convoy, sailing to unknown destination.

1942/01/06 - Landed Bombay, India and travelled by train to Deolali for training.

1942/01/21 - Set sail  in the ‘Felix Roussel’

5th February 1942 arrived Singapore

1945/02/15 - Singapore Surrendered

WO 417/41, Reported Missing

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WO 417/61, Now reported a Prisoner of War

WO 417/98, Now reported a PoW in Japanese hands

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Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 Captured Singapore

Great World Camp

PoW No. 5251

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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Date

Camp

Commander

1942/02/17

Changi Camp, Singapore

 

1942/03/13

Red Valley Camp, Singapore

Lt-Col. Flower

1942/11/07

Transported to Thailand,

 

 

Train 30

 

1942/12/15

Nong Pladuk, Thailand

Lt-Col. Gill

 

New PoW No. I 17395

 

1942/12/15

Hindat

Lt-Col. Baker

1943/02/29

Tha Kilen Camp

 

 

Men Escaped working party:-

 

Sgt. Frank Joseph Kelly, 7259593, Royal Army Medical Corps.

 

Sgt. Edward Reay, 4269426, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

 

Fus. Timothy Kenneally, 4271150, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

 

Pte. Patrick Fitzgerald, 3651198, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

1943/03/22

The four prisoners were brought into the camp

1943/03/23

Japanese shot the prisoners

1944/03/15

Nong Pladuk

Lt-Col. Toosey

1944/08/01

Tha Muang, Camp 4

 

 

Cliff was with Hedley Bell when he died

1945/02/25

Ubon

RSM McTavish

 

New PoW No. I 9417

 

1945/08/30 - Liberated

 

Post War

1949 - Married Violet M Nixon, Northumberland

 

Died

2004 - Belford, Northumberland

Information

Nick Johnson

Keith Andrews

Thailand-Burma Railway

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 361/2170, WO 345/39, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2166, WO 361/2177,

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