William George Anderson
Known as Bill
1912/07/31 - Born, London
Son of James and Martha Miranda Anderson
1937 - Married Ada Gwyneira
1940/11/14 - Enlisted
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.
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.
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
1942/10/09 - Transported from Singapore to Borneo in Hiteru Maru
PoWs from Java Parties 1 & 2
1942/10/13 - Arrived Destination Kuching, Borneo
Commander RSM Sunderland
1945/09/02 - Liberated Borneo
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.
10th March 1975
KEW Files:- WO 392/23, WO 361/2208, WO 345/1,