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
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.
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
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
1997 June 27th