To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Signalman

William Thompson

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William is on the right in the photo

1916/07/28 - Born

Home address - Carntyne Road, Glasgow

William was a Post Office Telephone Engineer

Royal Corps of Signals

Transported to Singapore

 

Singapore

William was very active with his camera before the fall of Singapore, below are a picture postcard of his photos.

Please click on a photo to view.

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Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

 William’s friend Russell Mitchell, who was also a Post Office Telephone Engineer, was in the same camp. When Russell went down with beri-beri William would carry him on his back.

Japanese PoW Number 4996

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1942/11/04 - Transported overland to Thailand Letter Party ‘N’

(3rd Corps Area), under Lt-Col. S. C. Scott, 2/17 Dogra Regiment.

New Number 20267

 

New number 15805

1945/07/15 - Liberated

 

Died

Age 80

1997 June 27th

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''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''

 

 

 

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