To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Captain

Richard George Read

(Dicky)

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1899/ 04/28 - Born Warwickshire

Son of George and Mary Read

1914 - Enlisted as a boy soldier aged 15 and 122 days.

Served in the RHA during WW1

1920s - Stationed in Egypt

1927 - Married in Cairo whilst serving in K Battery RHA.

 

1938 - Re-enlisted as Lt. (QM)

Royal Artillery

118 Field Regiment

 

Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured when Singapore surrendered.

PoW No. II 73

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Interned at Changi and Towner Road.

New PoW No. 861

1942, November - Promoted to Capt. QM

1945/09/02 - Liberated Singapore

Transported to Australia initially, suffering from Stomach Cancer, sent to Chester Military Hospital.

 

Died

Aged 47

1946 September 11th

Chester Military Hospital

Information

KEW:- WO 392/26, WO 345/43, WO 361/1946, WO 361/2063, WO 361/2187, WO 367/1, WO 361/2229,

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