Ernest Edward Bass
1915/01/19 - Born Greenwich, London
Son of Albert and Rose Bass
1939 - Married to Susannah (nee Scholter) at Romford
With four children Vera, Benjamin, Brenda and Barbara
Occupation Motor Mechanic
1940/03/05 - Enlisted Romford
Royal Corps of Signals
38th Signal Park
1941/09/30 - Arrived Singapore and posted to the Malaya Command Signals
1942/02/15 - Singapore surrendered to Japanese
1942/05/02 - WO 417/42, Casualty List No. 813. Missing
1944/02/21 - WO417/70, Casualty List No 1349. Previously posted on Casualty List No 813 as Missing now reported Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands.
1944/02/28 - WO417/72 - Casualty List No. 1380. Previously reported Missing on Casualty List No. 813 now reported Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands. Correction to entry on Casualty List No. 1349. Unit should read 38th Signals Park
1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore
PoW No, II 15576
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese index card - Side Two
1942/11/04 - Transported overland to Thailand with Letter Party ‘N’
27th Train from Singapore to Thailand
New PoW No. II 2617
Commander Lt-Col. S.C. Scott, 2/17 Dogra Regiment
Chungkai Camp, Thailand
Group 2 worked on the Tha Makhan Bridge
Commander Col. Outram,
1945/05 - Non Pladuk, Thailand
Commander WO1 Mann
1945/08/30 - Liberated Thailand
1945/09/08 - Departed
1945/10 - Arrived back home
1946/05/05 - Discharged
1945/10/03 - WO417/97-2, Casualty List No. 1874. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1349 (Corrected by Casualty List No. 1380) as Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.
On returning from the war, to meet his new son Ernie who had been born in March 1942.
Ernest worked with his passion, Motorbikes, until the Japanese took over the market.
He then worked at Southend Airport on Maintenance of the aircraft.
And finally worked in a school as a Engineering assistant in the workshop.
8th April 1989
Liberation Questionnaire - Supplied by Sean Gadsby
KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/23, WO 345/4, WO 361/1954, WO 361/1979, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2058, WO 361/2189, WO 361/2167, WO 417/42, WO 417/70, WO 417/72, WO 417/97,