James Collin W. Elliott
1916/02/18 - Born Battersea, London
Son of Frederick and Nellie Elliott
James father Frederick Elliott died 1920
Step son of John Robbins
1940/04/18 - Enlisted
1941/10/30 - Sailed in ‘Orcades’ with Convoy CT.5 from Liverpool with the 18th Division
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
1942/04/06 - WO 417/41, Casualty List No. 790. Missing.
1943/07/29 - WO 417/64, Casualty List No 1199. Previously reported on Casualty List No 790 as Missing now reported Prisoner of War.
1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
1942/11/01 - Transported overland to Thailand with ‘Q’ Letter Party
24th Train from Singapore to Thailand with 650 PoWs
Commander Lt-Col. D.R. Thomas, 5th Battalion, Beds & Herts Regiment
New poW No. II 5339 - 9
Camps in Thailand:-
1942/11 - Ban Pong
1943/02 - Chungkai plus Chungkai Hospital
1943/06 - Tha Khanun plus Hospital
1943/10 - Lines joined at Konkoita
New PoW No. II 6193
1945/08/30 - Liberated Thailand
1945/09/27 - WO417/97_1, Casualty List No. 1869. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1199 as Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.
September 1946 - James married Jacqueline Florence Pluckrose
Jacqueline had been stationed at Bletchley Park during WWII.
21st November 1971
Thailand Burma Railway
Liberation Questionnaire - COFEPOW
KEW Files:- WO 361/2176, WO 361/2167, WO 361/2167, WO 361/2172, WO 392/24, WO 361/1954, WO 361/2196, WO 345/16,