To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

Sherwood Foresters-tn



Arthur Brooks


1920/02/10 - Born London

Son of Samuel William and Emily Matilda (nee Jordan) Brooks

Occupation Labourer

1940/04/18 Enlisted

 Sherwood Foresters

1/5 Battalion




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


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. M-4574

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two






Changi, Singapore

Lt-Col. H.H. Lilly


Overland to Thailand

Lt-Col. D.R. Thomas, 5 B&Herts


With ‘Q’ Letter Party



650 PoWs



24th Train from Singapore



New PoW No. IV 622



Work Group Four



Tarsao, Thaliand

Lt-Col. Knight, Royal Norfolks


Tha Muang, Thailand

Lt-Col. Knight, Royal Norfolks


New PoW No. IV 3513



Tamajo, Thailand

Maj. P. J. White RA


Nakom Nai





1945/09/02 - Liberated Thailand


1945/10/01 - Boarded SS Chitral, sailed next day

1945/10/05 - Wage on board was 1 per week, received 4, it was to last till they got back to Britain

1945/10/06 - Tied up at Colombo where about 50 women and children boarded. Allowed shore leave.

1945/10/12  - A brilliant meteor display, next day reached the Red Sea

1945/10/18 - Passed Gibraltar

1945/10/28 - Berthed at Southampton


Andy Kendall

Mike Heather

Martyn Fryer

Keith Andrews

Glenda Godfrey

Ray Withnall

Thailand-Burma Railway

COFEPOW Liberation Questionnaire

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/23, WO 361/1979, WO 361/1954, WO 361/2196, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2176, WO 361/2058, WO 345/7,


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