Born: Birkdale Southport 1st March 1903
Royal Army Service Corps
29 Combined Motor Transport Depot
Captured Singapore 15th February 1942
On 7 January 1943 he was sent to Chungkai, Thailand and remained there until 7 April 1943.
His Affidavit which was signed on 3rd April 1946, said he was Senior NCO of No 3 Company 2 Working Battalion which consisted of 3 officers and 81 men. The company returned from building bridges in Thailand on 16th March 1944.
He returned home in 1945 but sadly died on 12 January 1950 as a result of the horrors he endured during his time in captivity.
Ethel wife of George and daughter Ethel.
Grandchildren Jean and Carol who are the children of George’s daughter Ethel.
Notes from Grand daughter Jean:-
He was already 39 when he was captured so I imagine it was very hard for him (and everyone else of that age). He had already been at Dunkirk, so being captured at that age must have been dreadful. I remember seeing a letter that was sent to my grandma shortly after his death, by a fellow prisoner from the Wirral who said that he was always there for his men and suffered badly for it. I believe he had dreadful nightmares right until his death. I was born in 1947 so don't really remember him, but still have the photos.