To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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John Donner


1919/04/25 - Born Watford, Hertfordshire

Occupation Asbestos Moulder

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

5th Battalion


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. 3085

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side One


1942/11/01 - Transported overland to Thailand in Letter Party ‘Q’

Under Lt-Col. D.R. Thomas, 5 Beds. & Herts.

649 PoWs in Party

Group 4

PoW No. 630

1944/07 - Transported to Singapore

1945/02/02 - Transported to Saigon, French Indo-China (Vietnam) in the Haruyasa Maru

New PoW No. 41173

These were mainly PoWs from the Thailand - Burma Railway

1945/02 - Saigon

1945/03 - Da Lat, north of Saigon

PoWs used to reinforce defences by digging tunnels throughout the hills with picks and shovels, which ended up as a ‘honeycomb of tunnels’.

1945/09/02 - Liberated

1945/09/13 - Released for Repatriation

Flown to Rangoon


KEW:- WO 392/23, WO 345/15, WO 361/2005, WO 361/2169, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2069, WO 361/2059, WO 361/2176


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