To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Corporal

Joseph Charles Whiting

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1920/01/25 - Born Norwich

Son of James and Ellen Mary (nee Clarke) Whiting

Occupation Clerk

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1939/04/27 - Enlisted

Royal Engineers

288th Field Park Company

18th Division

Previous 251st Field Park Company

 

Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. M-11408

Date

Camp

Commanders

1942/02/17

Changi, Singapore

General Beckwith-Smith

 

 

Major W.A.J. Spears

1942/03/18

River Valley, Singapore

Colonel Heath

 

 

Lieutenant Glenister

1942/11/01

Roberts Hospital, Changi

 

1943/03/20

 

 

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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1943/03/23 - Transported overland to Thailand in ‘D’ Force, train 57

Group 4

New PoW No. IV 109028

Date

Camp

Commanders

1943/04/01

Kinsaiyok, Thailand

Colonel Carpenter

 

 

Major W.A.J Spears

1943/05/15

Kan’buru Hospital

Major Reed

1943/10

Chungkai

Colonel Outram

 

 

Major W.A.J. Spears

1944/05/01

Tamuang

Colonel Knights - RSM Christopher

 

 

Major Sprears - CSM Biggs

1945/07/01

Nakom Nayok

RSM Stimpson

 

 

RSM Mannion

New PoW No. IV 16931

1945/08/30 - Liberated Thailand

 

Post War

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1946/01/15 - Joseph married Isobel Margaret Banks

At Lady and St Joseph R.C. Church

Kirkwall, Orkney

(Isobel born 1920/10/25, Orkney)

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Joseph - Jane - Isobel - Stephen

1952 - Taken at home

 

Died

1991/03/13

Capel Saint Mary, Ipswich

(Isobel died 1988/06/05 Norwich)

 

Information

Jane Scarlett

Keith Andrews

Thailand - Burma Railway

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 367/3, WO 392/26, WO 345/55, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2070, WO 361/2065, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2191, WO 361/2070,

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