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William George Anderson

Known as Bill


1912/07/31 - Born, London

Son of James and Martha Miranda Anderson

Occupation Decorator

1937 - Married Ada Gwyneira

1940/11/14 - Enlisted

Royal Artillery

49/48 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

155th Field Regiment



1941/12/06 -The Territorial Chester area 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment together with the 48th L.A.A Regiment, 77 H.A.A.  and 18 L.A.A. Regiments of the Royal Artillery left the Clyde for the Middle East in Convoy William Sail 14X.

1941/12/08 - Japan attacked Malaya entering the war against Britain.

1942/01/13 - By the time WS 14X had reached Durban, South Africa their destination had changed to the Singapore and they sailed in Convoy DM-2 (Durban Malaya -2).

1942/01/19 - Off Mombassa at 01.05 N, 91.28 E they merged with Convoy Bm-12 (Bombay Malaya -12) and were re-routed to Batavia, Java with their supplies.

Empress of australia-3b

1942/02/03 - Arrived Batavia in Empress of Australia.

The 48 L.A.A Regiment was formed in 1940 and comprised of 49, 95 and 242 Batteries.

48 LAA Regiment, Royal Artillery, on arrival in Batavia, deployed the 49 Battery around Kalidjati airfield, North of Bandoeng. The 95 Battery were deployed at Andir airfield, Bandoeng and HQ together with 242 Battery were in Batavia.

1942/02/28 - A strong Japanese force landed  on the North Coast of Java at Eretenwetan. Using tanks they soon reached Kalidjati airfield, destroying the 49th Battalion of the 48 L.A.A. Regiment.


William Officially Reported Missing

1943/03/23 - WO 417/58, Casualty List No. 1090. Now reported a Prisoner of War.


Japanese PoW

1942/03/09 - Captured Java

1942/03/12 - Tanjung Priok camp

Commander Colonel Lane

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two




1942/09/22 - Transported from Java in Nagara Maru with Java Party 2 to Singapore

1300 PoWs - 1299 British, 1 Australian 

1942/09/26 - Arrive Singapore

Hiteru Maru

1942/10/09 - Transported from Singapore to Borneo in Hiteru Maru

PoWs from Java Parties 1 & 2

1886 PoWs

1942/10/13 - Arrived Destination Kuching, Borneo

Commander RSM Sunderland

1945/09/02 - Liberated Borneo

Liberation Questionnaire


1946/01/22 - WO417/101, Casualty List No.1966. Previously shown on Casualty List No.1090 as Prisoner of War, Netherlands East Indies. Now Not Prisoner of War.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



10th March 1975




Mairwen Haxton

Japanese Transports

Java Index

Liberation Questionnaire

KEW Files:- WO 392/23, WO 361/2208, WO 345/1,


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