Fred Derrick Bradshaw
1918/06/19 - Born Chesterfield
Son of Fred and Anne Bradshaw
1939/07/15 - 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. Reported Missing.
1943/08/30 - WO 417/65, Casualty List No. 1225. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 789 as Missing, 15/02/1942. Now reported a Prisoner of War.
1942/02/15 - Captured in Singapore
Commander Lt-Col. Lilly
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
1942/11/01 - Transported overland with ‘Q’ Letter Party, Train 8 to Thailand
26th train to Thailand
Commander Lt-Col. D.R. Thomas, 5th Beds and Herts.
New PoW No. I 6110
1944/06/ - Transported back to Singapore
River Valley Camp, Singapore
1945/02/02 - Transported oversea to French Indo-China in Haruyasa Maru
1945/02/02 - Transported to Saigon with Work Group 10
New PoW No. 40229
Commander Lt-Col. Gill
1945/02 - Lon Than, French Indo-China
1945/03 - Wien Khan, French Indo-China
Commander RSM Bradstreet
1945/09/12 - Liberated Saigon Camp when English and Dutch paratroopers entered the camp.
Flown via Bangkok to Rangoon Hospital, then home by ship.
1945/10/30 - WO417/98, Casualty List No. 1897. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1225 as Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.
June 29, 1997
Carol Wadley-Smith - Granddaughter
Convoy Willian Sail 12X
Liberation Questionnaire - COFEPOW
KEW Files: WO 392/23, WO 345/6, WO 361/2022, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2165, WO 392/11, WO 361/2058,