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Harold Brace

Harold Brace

1919/03/24 - Born Arnold, Nottingham

Son of Frederick and Hilda (nee Dennison) Brace

Occupation Brick Burner

1939/10/16 - Enlisted

Sherwood Foresters

1/5 Battalion

18th Division




1941/10/30 - Sailed in ‘Orcades’ with Convoy CT.5 from Liverpool  with the 18th Division

USS West Point-2

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.


Japanese PoW

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

Camps worked:-

 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

Liberation Questionnaire


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.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


Post War

1945 - Married Maud Elizabeth Beadsworth in Nottingham

They were blessed with 12 children together



29th September 1999

Basford, Nottingham



Emma Hopewell - Granddaughter

Andrew Snow - Thailand Burma Railway Centre

Convoy William Sail 12X

Japanese Transports

Thailand Burma Railway

Liberation Questionnaire

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,


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