To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”




Francis Albert John Franks


1913/12/18 - Born London

Occupation - Hairdresser

Cambridgeshire Regiment

1st Battalion




1941/10/30 - Sailed in the ‘Orcades’ from Liverpool in Convoy CT.5

USS West Point-3

1941/11/08 - Arrived Halifax and was transferred to USS West Point

1941/11/10 - Sailed from Halifax in Convoy William Sail 12X

Via Port Spain, Trinidad and Cape Town to Bombay, India.

1941/12/08 - Japan invades Malaya

1942/01/06 - Convoy reaches Bombay for training in jungle warfare.

1942/01/19 - Task Force 14 sailed for Singapore

1942/01/30 - Convoy reached Singapore

1942/02/15 - Singapore Surrendered


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Became Japanese PoW

PoW No. 24002

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/11/02 - Transported overland to Thailand with ‘P Party’

New PoW No. 6845

1945/09/07 - Liberated from Thailand , McEachern being the senior Australian officer on the Thailand to Burma Railway



William Sail 12X

Keith Andrews

KEW:-  WO 361/2172, WO 345/19, WO 361/1979, WO 361/1954, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2166, WO 361/2165,


''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''




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