Albert Charles Darvell
Royal Army Service Corps
55 Infantry Brigade Group Coy.
(Photo - Edward, Mary and Albert)
The 55th Brigade Group left Britain with the 18th Division in Convoy C.T.5.
The troops were transferred to the William Sail 12X Convoy in Halifax, the 55th Brigade Group being transferred to the USS Mount Vernon with 221 officers and 4882 other ranks.
On 7/8th December the Japanese entered the war by attacking Pearl Harbour and invaded Malaya.
On the 10th December the Mount Vernon was detached from the WS12X Convoy and rushed to Singapore under the DM1 convoy.
Captured when Singapore fell to the Japanese 15th February 1942.
Left Changi, 1943/04/04 as part of 'F' Force and transported overland to the Thailand-Burma Railway.
7th June 1943
First Buried at Songkurai No. 1 Cemetery, Block C, Grave No. 17 with Trooper Holcroft, they were cremated together, both dying of cholera.
Flowers left at Songkurai on 23rd February 2012
The tree where the flowers were left
The Songkurai Cemetery Area
In 1946 the ashes were moved to Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, they were placed in graves B4.014 and B4.0.15, which are next to each other.
Son of Thomas and Eleanor Darvell
B4. 0. 15.
The grave site at Thanbyuzayat Cemetery
THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY