To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Lance Corporal

William Ainsley


1931/07/13 - Born

1940/06/24 - Enlisted

5th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

1942/02/25 - Roberts Hospital Changi (Camp Leader Col. Craven)

1942/11/14 - Transported by train to Tarso Thailand (Camp Leader Lt/Col. Knight)

1943/12/16 - Tonchan, Thailand (Camp Leader Capt. Hans, Aus. Army)

1944/04/16 - Tamuang, Thailand (Camp Leader Lt/Col. Knight)

1945/04/08 - Nakom Nayok, Thailand (Camp Leader RSM Stimpson, 118 RA)

1945/08/15 - liberated from  Pratchai

HMS Ormonde

Sailed home on the transport ship HMS Ormonde.

(In 1946 HMS Ormonde returned to her original name, before being commissioned by the Royal Navy, of HMS Empire Spearhead)


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




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