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Company Quartermaster-Sergeant

Fred Derrick Bradshaw


1918/06/19 - Born Chesterfield

Son of Fred and Anne Bradshaw

Occupation Draughtsman

1939/07/15 - Enlisted

Sherwood Foresters

1/5th Battalion

"D" Company




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. 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.


Japanese POW

1942/02/15 - Captured in Singapore

Changi Camp

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.

Liberation Questionnaire


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.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star




 June 29, 1997



Carol Wadley-Smith - Granddaughter

Convoy Willian Sail 12X

Japanese Transports

Thailand-Burma Railway

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,


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