To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Philip Edward Briggs


1916/06/27 - Born Stockport, Cheshire

Son of Frederick and Melinda Briggs

Royal Army Service Corps

54 Infantry Brigade Group



1941/10/30 - Left Liverpool for Halifax in Convoy CT.5.

1941/11/08 - At Halifax transferred to American liners

1941/11/10 - Left Halifax with Convoy William Sail 12X, destination unknown, believed to be Middle East.

Convoy William Sail 12x

Above Photo of Convoy William Sail 12X supplied by the late Maurice Rooney

Vought SB 2U Vindicator Scout Bomber - USS Ranger which was flying an Anti Submarine patrol over the convoy.

Front Line Top to Bottom:-

USS West Point - USS Mount Vernon - USS Wakefield - USS Quincy (Heavy Cruiser)

Back Row Top To Bottom:-

USAT Leonard Wood - USS Vincennes (Heavy Cruiser) - USS Joseph T Dickman

(USS Orizaba Ap-24 also sailed with Convoy though not pictured in photo)

1941/12/08 - Japan entered war by bombing Pearl Harbour and invading Malaya

18th Division diverted from Middle East and sent to Singapore

1942/02/15 - Singapore surrendered to Japanese


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Changi Camp

PoW No. 23573

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/18/06 - Transported overland to Thailand in June Mainland Party

Commander Major R.S. Sykes, R.A.S.C. (18th Division)

New PoW No. 175

1945/08/30 - Liberated Thailand


Paddy Briggs
Convoy William Sail 12X
Japanese Transport

KEW:- WO 345/6, WO 361/1979, WO 361/1954, WO 361/2196, WO 392/23, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2068,


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