To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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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

Occupation Printer

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


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.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Changi Camp

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

Tha Muang

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.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


Post War


September 1946 - James married Jacqueline Florence Pluckrose

Jacqueline had been stationed at Bletchley Park during WWII.



Aged 55

21st November 1971


Spike Elliott

Japanese Transport

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,


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