To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Bramwell Herbert Alliston


1910/11/13 - Born Nagercoil, South India

Son of Frederick and Lousia

Occupation Clerk

Next of Kin - Wife, O Alliston, 67 Shaftesbury Road, Brighton, Sussex


Royal Engineers


1942/03/26 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 781. Reported ‘Missing’.


Japanese POW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/11/05 - Transported Overland to Thailand

Group 2

Transported from Chungkai back to Singapore

1944/07/04 - Transported oversea in the Hofuku Maru from Singapore to Manila, arriving the 19th July.

The PoWs remained on board while ship was repaired

1944/09/20 -  Sailed from Manila to Japan 20th September



Age 33

21st September 1944

When the Hofuku Maru was sunk by planes from the American Aircraft Carrier, 80 miles north of Corregidor.

His brother Bernard also died in action.



Singapore memorial - Addenda Panel

Column 39.



1945/09/26 - WO417/97_1, Casualty List No. 1868. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1523 as Prisoner of War - Malaya. Reported ‘Missing’.

1945/12/07 - WO417/100, Casualty List No. 1930. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 1868 as reported Missing whilst Prisoner of War. ‘Presumed Killed in Action whilst Prisoner of War’.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star




Remembered Salvation Army 1939-1945



Mike Alliston - Nephew

Thailand-Burma Railway

Hell Ship

Hofuku Maru

Commonwealth War Grave Commission

KEW Files:- WO 345/1, WO 392/23, WO 361/2167, WO 361/1142, WO 361/2167,


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




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