To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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James Hook

Known as Jim or Jimmy


1920/07/09 - Born Charing, Essex

1939/01/05 - Enlisted

Son of Henry and Ann Hook

Royal Artillery

135 Field Regiment



Signaller on 25 pounders

Survived Dunkirk


1941/10/31 - The 135th Field Regiment sailed from Gourock in the Polish Free State vessel, ‘M,V. Sobieski’ and joined Convoy CT.5 (18th Division) off the Irish Coast

Also on board were the 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment as part of the 18th Division.

USS Mount Vernon-2

1941/11/08 - Transferred to USS Mount Vernon with 53 Infantry  Brigade

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

1941/11/18 - Arrived Port Spain, Trinidad

1941/11/20 -  Sailed for Cape Town

1941/12/08 - Japan entered the war and invades Malaya

1941/12/09 - Arrived Cape Town

1941/12/13 - Sailed for Mombassa, Kenya

 1941/12/25 Arrived Mombassa, Kenya

1941/12/29 - Mount Vernon left Kenya for Singapore in Convoy DM.1

1942/01/04 - Mount Vernon anchored at Addu Atool  in the Maldive Islands, mail going ashore and taking on water. The next morning at 0900hrs, Convoy DM.1 got under way escorted by HMS Emerald , Exeter and Jumna.

1942/01/13 - At 1315hrs Mount Vernon docked at the Navy Yard, Singapore


1942/05/02 - WO 417/42, Casualty List No. 813. Missing.

1943/08/11 - WO 417/64, Casualty List No. 1209. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 813 as Missing, now reported Prisoner of War.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Malai 4 -Adam Road Camp

PoW No. M 1312

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/05 - Bukit Tima, Singapore

Commander Brig C.L.B. Duke, 11442

1942/10/22 - Transported overland to Thailand in Work Group 1

14th Train from Singapore to Thailand

1942/10/26 - Arrived Bam Pong

New PoW No. I 24195

1942/10 - Tha Makham, Thailand

Commander Lt-Col. F.J.D. Toosey, 38862

1943/02 - Kinsaiyok, Thailand

Commander Captain F.E. Butterfield, 127127

1943/08 - Chungkai, Thailand

Captain J. MarKowitz, 183223, RAMC

1943/10 - Thailand-Burma Railway joined near Konkuita, Thailand

1945/01 - Nong Pladuk, Thailand

Commander Lt-Col. F.J.D. Toosey, 38862

New PoW No. I 8779

1945/01 - Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Commander Col. Coates

1945/01 - Mergui Road

Commander BSM G.A. Hawkins, 1069355

The Mergui Road was constructed as a secondary route to and from Burma. The death roll was very high. There were 1000 PoWs working on the Mergui Road, 250 or them died on the roads construction.

1945/07 - Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Commander Col. Coates

1945/09/04 - Liberated


1945/10/04 - WO417/97-2, Casualty List No. 1875. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1209 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



Age 99

February 2020

After short stay in Ford Place Nursing Home



Convoy William Sail 12X

Japanese Transport

Thailand-Burma Railway

Mergui Road

British Far East PoW Roll

Liberation Questionnaire - Supplied by Andrew Snow

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/24, WO 345/26, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2060, WO 361/2166, WO 361/2185,


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