1919/10/02 - Born Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield
Son of Robinson and Ada Beaumont
Occupation Snitory Pipewire Labourer
Royal Army Medical Corps.
197the Field Ambulance
Three Field Ambulance Units were in cluded within the 18 Division:-
196 Field Ambulance
197 Field Ambulance
198 Field Ambulance
1941/10/30 - They all left Liverpool with the 18th Division in Convoy CT.5 bound for Halifax.
1941/11/08 - Reached Halifax.
At Halifax the 18th Division were transferred to American liners and became Convoy William Sail 12X.
1941/11/10 - Convoy William Sail 12 X left Halifax, destination unknown.
American aircraft covered the W.S. 12X convoy as submarine spotters
1941/12/08 - Japan entered the war and the 18th Division were then ordered to ready themselves for Singapore
1942/02/15 - Singapore surrendered
1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore
PoW No. I 1318
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
New PoW No. 1817
Cause of death Empyema of the Lungs
Died at Changi, Singapore
Buried Kranji, Singapore
Son of Robinson and Ada Beaumont, of Clayton West, Yorkshire
16. B. 16.
KRANJI WAR CEMETERY
‘HIS RADIANT SMILE SHINES THROUGH OUR TEARS GIVING US COURAGE THROUGH THE YEARS’
Convoy William Sail 12 X
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
KEW:- WO 361/1656, WO 361/1633, WO 361/1633/2, WO 392/23, WO 361/1946, WO 367/2, WO 361/1631/1, WO 345/4, WO 361/1623, WO 361/2180,