1919/03/24 - Born Arnold, Nottingham
Son of Frederick and Hilda (nee Dennison) Brace
Occupation Brick Burner
1939/10/16 - Enlisted
1941/10/30 - Sailed in ‘Orcades’ with Convoy CT.5 from Liverpool with the 18th Division
1941/11/08 - Arrived Halifax and transferred to USS West Point with 55th Infantry Brigade, consisting of 1st Cambridgeshires and 5th Beds and Herts (3250 troops).
1941/11/10 - They sailed from Halifax in Convoy William Sail 12X. Sailing via Trinidad and Cape Town.
1941/12/08 - Japan entered the war by attacking Pearl Harbour and Malaya.
1941/12/25 - Mount Vernon left convoy with the 53rd Infantry Brigade, sailing for Singapore in convoy DM1
1941/12/27 - Arrived Bombay, now became Task Force 14.2
1942/01/02 - Sailed from India destination Singapore in Task Force 14.2
1942/01/29 - Arrived Keppel Harbour Singapore
1942/02/15 - Singapore Surrendered to the Japanese
1942/04/04 - WO 417/41, Casualty List No. 789. Missing.
1943/05/05 - WO 417/60, Casualty List No. 1126. Previously posted Missing, Casualty List No. 789, 15/02/1942. Now reported a Prisoner of War.
1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore
PoW No. IV 14909
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
1942/05/13 - River Valley Camp
Commander Lt-Col. Harold Hutchinson Lillie, 1/5 Sherwood Foresters
1942/10/13 - Transported overland to Thailand
Work Group 4
New PoW No. IV 3297
8B Battalion under Lt-Col. Harold Hutchinson Lillie, 1/5 Sherwood Foresters
1942/19/29 - Wang Pho (113.10 km from Nong Pladuk)
1943/05/16 - Tonchan Spring (140.30 km from Nong Pladuk)
1943/10/26 - Tha Sao (125 km from Nong Pladuk)
(Commander Col. Knights
1943/10/17 - Lines from Burma joined to Thailand at Konkoita
1944/03/20 - Khoi Din Railway Workshop under Captain Renwick
New PoW No. 2104
Taken to Tha Muang with acute Appendicitis
1945/09/07 - Operated by Major Nardell R.A.M.C. and Doctor de Koiters
1945/08/30 - Liberated Thailand
1945/10/05 - WO417/97-2, Casualty List No. 1876. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1126 as Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.
1945 - Married Maud Elizabeth Beadsworth in Nottingham
They were blessed with 12 children together
29th September 1999
Emma Hopewell - Granddaughter
Andrew Snow - Thailand Burma Railway Centre
Convoy William Sail 12X
Thailand Burma Railway
KEW Files:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/23, WO 345/6, WO 361/1954, WO 361/1979, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2169, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2176,