To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Arthur Barker


1919/09/05 - Born Stoke-on-Trent

Son of Arthur and Edith

Occupation Blacksmith

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

18th Division




1941/10/30 - Left Liverpool for Halifax in Convoy CT.5.

1941/11/08 - At Halifax transferred to American liners

1941/11/10 - Left Halifax with Convoy William Sail 12X, destination unknown, believed to be Middle East.

Convoy William Sail 12x

Above Photo of Convoy William Sail 12X supplied by the late Maurice Rooney

Vought SB 2U Vindicator Scout Bomber - USS Ranger which was flying an Anti Submarine patrol over the convoy.

Front Line Top to Bottom:-

USS West Point - USS Mount Vernon - USS Wakefield - USS Quincy (Heavy Cruiser)

Back Row Top To Bottom:-

USAT Leonard Wood - USS Vincennes (Heavy Cruiser) - USS Joseph T Dickman

(USS Orizaba Ap-24 also sailed with Convoy though not pictured in photo)

1941/12/08 - Japan entered war by bombing Pearl Harbour and invading Malaya

18th Division diverted from Middle East and sent to Singapore

1942/02/15 - Singapore surrendered to Japanese


1942/03/21 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 777. Missing.

1943/11/17 - WO 417/68, Casualty List No 1293. Previously shown on Casualty List No 777 with Unit as Royal Army Ordnance Corps and Rank as Private. Now a Prisoner of War.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Changi Camp

PoW No. 6539

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/31 - Transported overland to Thailand in Letter Party ‘R’

PoW No. 14777

1942/11/15 - Nong Pladuk Camp

Commander Major Gill


Postcards Home


1944/03/25 - Kaorin Camp

New PoW No. 2464

1945/09/05 - Liberated Thailand


Kaorin Handkerchiefs

After an air drop of hankies they were signed by the PoWs


1945/09/27 - WO417/97_1, Casualty List No. 1869. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1293 as Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Colin Tyndale
Japanese Transport
Kaorin Handkerchiefs
Liberation Questionnaire - COFEPOW

Kew:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/23, WO 361/1979, WO 361/1954, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2058, WO 361/2181, WO 361/2069, WO 345/3,


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