Son of George and Lily Boden
Next of Kin - Wife, Edith Mary Boden, of Nelson, Lancashire
Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
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).
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
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.
Son of George and Lily Boden, of Nelson, Lancashire
Husband of Edith Mary Boden, of Nelson
2. K. 43.
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