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John Brown


Born 9th January 1918

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

9th Battalion



Home address 50 St Thomas Close, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Enlisted 1939

August 1940 the battalion HQ was at Coltishall and the platoons patrolled the Norfolk coast.

January 1941 the Battalion moved to Scottish Boarders for training.

24th October 1941, Sailed from Liverpool in the ‘Warwick Castle’ to Halifax with the 18th Division.

10th November changed to ‘USS Orizaba’ which was part of the William Sail 12X convoy, sailing to unknown destination.

 6th January 1942 landed Bombay, India and travelled by train to Deolali for training.

21st January 1942 set sail  in the ‘Felix Roussel’

5th February 1942 arrived Singapore

15th February 1942 captured by Japanese, Singapore


Japanese PoW

October 1942 transported to Thailand  (Lt-Col. Flowers commander)

May 1944 left Thailand for Singapore.

June 1944 transported to Japan in Singapore Maru to Iruka Branch Camp, Nagasaki 4B (Capt. Thornhill commander)

The camp was liberated September 1945.




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