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Private

Walter White

White-Walter

1918/12/21 - Born

Occupation Bricklayer (Class II)

 

Service

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

5th Battalion

1939/10/18 - Enlisted age 20

Company HQ-5 (Pioneer) Plt

Transported to Singapore

1942/02/15 - Captured by Japanese Singapore

 

Japanese PoW

Singapore Camps - Robert Barracks - Bukit Timah (Sime Rd)

 

1942/10/17  - Overland to Thailand with Group 2

Letter Party Command - Lt Kimsey (Beds and Herts) - Lt Col Baker (5th Suffolk’s) - Major Dobbs, No. 1 Railway Bn.

Train Sub Group - 1st Bukit Timah Party - No.1 Bn, (Major Dobbs)

On 17th Oct 42, 63 OR's, left Bukit Timah under command of Lt Kimsey for a mainland destination in a party commanded by Lt Col Baker (5th Suffolk's).

 

Railway Camps - Chungkai - Wang Takhian - Ban Khoa - Wang Pho North - Lower Tha khanun (203 Kilo camp)

White was attached to 5 platoon  and worked through Group 2 work areas of Chungkai,  Wang Takhian, Ban Khoa, Wang Pho and Lower Tha Khanun.

 

Died

Age 25

1943/06/26

Cause of Death - Dysentery

At Lower Tha khanun 203 Kilo Camp

Walter’s death is recorded in Corporal Allen's diary;-

 26th June 1943, "White of 5 platoon died this morning, we were on the big bridge" He was admitted to hospital on the 15th of June and died on the 26th of June from Dysentery. Buried at Lower Tha Khanun (Capt. Revered  G.E. McNeill) Chaplin to the forces.

First Buried Grave No. 010

 

Loved Ones

Son of Walter and Florence White, Wife, Sybil Myra, Blundel of, 5,Duke st, Aspley Guise/St Elms Wavendon, Buckinghamshire

 

Memorial

KANCHANABURI War CEMETERY

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

2.L.55

 

Local Memorial

Woburn Sands Memorial, High Street Woburn Sands, Beds.

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