To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Private

William Edwin Westwood

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1916/01/16 - Born Yorkshire

Occupation Driver

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

18th Division Workshop

 

Japanese PoW

Japanese Index Card - Side One

PoW No. 2541

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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1943/03/20 - Transported overland to Thailand with ‘D’ Force

New PoW No. 45366

1945/02/02 - Transported via Singapore by sea in Haruyasa Maru to Saigon,  French Indo-China (Vietnam) with Group 10, commanded by Major Seekings and Captain Spooner with 218 other English POWs.

Camp 10 was situated on the Rue Catinat, which was a main thoroughfare between the native quarter and the French quarter. The huts were of timber construction except for the hospital which was of bamboo structure with an attapi roof. All the huts had electric light.

1945/09/12 - Liberated and flown to Rangoon

 

Information

KEW:- WO 361/2165, WO 361/2070, WO 367/3, WO 361/2181, WO 392/26, WO 361/2005, WO 361/2065, WO 345/55,

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