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Alex Jamieson


1915/11/23 - Born Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Son of James and Elizabeth Jamieson


Gordon Highlanders

2nd Battalion






Aldershot Cook Training


The 2nd Battalion arrived at Singapore in 1937 with new recruits joining them in 1939.

 The new recruits had trained at Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. Training in the snow-bound  winter, then taking an uncomfortable 24 hour journey from Aberdeen to Dover, crossing to France. They sailed in the ‘Andes’ from Marseilles, via the Suez Canal, with a 12 hour leave at Port Said. The on to Calcutta for stores without a shore leave, sailing down the Burma Coast and Malay coast to Singapore Harbour.


Alex off duty in Singapore

The 2nd Battalion were stationed at Selerang Barracks before the Japanese attacked Malaya on 8th December 1941.

Singapore surrendered 15th February 1842.


1942/03/16 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 772.

1944/01/19 - WO417/70, Casualty List No 1346. Previously Posted on Casualty List No 772 as Missing now reported Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands.


Japanese PoW

PoW No. M1949

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/24 - Transported overland to Thailand in ‘Y’ Party

16th Train from Singapore to Thailand

New PoW No. I 25907

Thailand Camps changed to Workparty 4

New PoW No. I 9265 (4 Workparty)

1945/08/30 - Liberated Thailand

Flown from Bangkok to Rangoon and into ‘Recovery of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees’ centres (RAPWI).



1945/09/27 - WO417/97_1, Casualty List No. 1869. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1346 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



Debbie Kevanaugh

Japanese Transport

Thailand-Burma Railway

KEW Files:- WO 392/24, WO 345/27, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2061, WO 361/2166, WO 361/2068,


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