To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Private

William Austin Moses

Known as Bill

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1914/07/21 - Born Pontypridd, Glamorgan

Son of Thomas and Mary Moses

1940/06/13 - Enlisted

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

18th Divisional Workshops

 

Service

Empress of Asia - 3

Left Bombay in Empress of Asia for Singapore.

1942/02/05 - Just before reaching Singapore the ship was under attack by Japanese planes and suffered casualties and severe damage.

Bill was a driver to Major Outwin of the REME.

1942/02/14 - Singapore surrendered to the Japanese

 

Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

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

Major Beckworth-Smith

1942/05/09

Thompson Road, Singapore

Major Lonoden. R.A.O.C.

1942/12

Saragoon Road, Singapore

 

1943/03/20

Transported overland to Thailand

Lt-Col. G. G. Carpenter

 

In ‘D’ Force, train 34

Lt-Col. McEachern

 

New PoW No. 3083

 

1943/03/27

Arrived Thailand

 

1943/06

Kan’buri, Thailand

Capt. Rennock

1943/06/06

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sub Con. Wild, R.A.O.C.

 

New PoW No. 11725

 

 

 

 

1944/10/28

PoW Escape at Chiang Mai:-

F.A.H. Bellringer, T/118234, Corporal, RASC, 198 Fld. Amb. - Shot 1944/11/16, Buried Chungkai

J.E. Soulby, 3599887, Sergeant, REME - Shot 1944/11/16, Buried Chungkai

C.S. Ponton, 3597112, Sergeant, Border Regiment, 2nd Bat. - Shot 1944/11/27, Buried Chunkai

A. Rennie, 2979984, Corporal, Argyll & Sutherland Hlds - Shot 1944/11/27, Buried Chungkai

T.B. Bingham, 3597187, WO1, RIAOC, Shot in arm but survived.

 

 

 

Date

Camp

Commander

 

Lampang, Thailand

Sub Con. Wild, R.A.O.C.

1945/08/08

Takuri, Thailand

RSM Smith

 

1945/08/30 - Liberated Takura (Takhli), Thailand

 

Died

19th January 1965

Information

John Moses

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/25, WO 345/37, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2062, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2181, WO 367/3, WO 361/2070,

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