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“In this their finest hour”

Loyals- North Lancashire-tn


Lance Corporal

Geoffrey Boden


Son of George and Lily Boden

Next of Kin - Wife, Edith Mary Boden, of Nelson, Lancashire

Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

2nd Battalion




At the outbreak of WWII the 2nd Battalion Loyal Regiment were in Singapore, as garrison duty.

1941/12/08 - The Japanese attacked Malaya and in doing so declared war against Britain. Within the month the Japanese had taken control of northern Malaya and having taken control of airfields in French Indo China, they had control of the air.

1942/01/12 the Loyals were moved from fortress reserve at Singapore to enforce the  Indian and Australian troops who were falling back through Johore. Over the next 14 days they fought rearguard actions, assisting the withdrawal from Malaya back to Singapore. When Singapore was reached the Battalion were held in reserve on the causeway until it was blown on 31st January.

1942/02/08 - The Japanese landed on Singapore Island. The garrison pushed back to Singapore City, defending positions on Reformatory Road.

 1942/02/12 - A series of withdrawals took the Battalion to Gillman Barracks, which was their peacetime base.

1942/02/15 - A further withdrawal to Mount Washington where the surviving Loyals were ordered to lay down their arms. Singapore had surrendered to the Japanese.


1942/03/26 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 781. Reported ‘Missing’.


1942/03/24 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 779. Missing

1943/05/01 - Casualty List No. 1123. Previously reported Missing on Casualty List No. 779, 15/02/1942 now reported Prisoner of War. (Previously shown with Rank as Private).


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. IV 5023

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/15 - Transported overland to Thailand, train 6

Red Valley Road Party

12th Train to Thailand

New PoW No. IV 3128

Attached to Group 4 13 (E) Bn

Under Major Elliott 1 H.A.A. Reg H.K.S.R.A.

Working in the Kannyu Area.

1943/10/ - Geoffrey was transferred to Tha Makham Hospital probably from Tha Sao

1943/10/14 - Died, cause of death Berri Berri

Buried Tha Makham Cemetery, Grave No. E - 41

After the war he was buried at a Commonwealth War Cemetery



Age 30


Grave No. 41

Tha Makhan Cemetery

Cause of death Beriberi

After the war Geoffrey was reburied at the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Kanchanaburi, Thailand


1945/07/04 - WO417/94_1, Casualty List No. 1799. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 1123 as reported Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya. Died.


Loved Ones

Son of George and Lily Boden, of Nelson, Lancashire

Husband of Edith Mary Boden, of Nelson




2. K. 43.

Boden-Geoffrey - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Site Plan

Kanchanaburi Cemetery




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Vivienne Wilcock
Andrew Snow - Thailand Burma Railway Centre
Japanese Transport
Thailand-Burma railway
Commonwealth War Graves

KEW Files:- WO 361/1954, WO 361/1979, WO 361/1531, WO 361/2169, WO 361/1526, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2058, WO 361/2235, WO 361/2053, WO 345/5, WO 392/23


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