To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Corporal

William John Murray

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1916/10/27 - Born Ballymena, Ireland

Son of William and Elizabeth Murray

Occupation Haulage Contractor

1938 - Enlisted

Royal Air Force

 

Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Captured Pamagatan Airfield, Pamagatan Island, Java

PoW No. 9990

1942/03/23 - Semplak Camp, West Java

1942/09/25 - Makasuru Camp, Batavia, Java

Japanese PoW Card - Side One

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Japanese PoW Card - Side Two

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1942/10/21 - Transported to Singapore from Batavia, Java with Java Party 5C in Yoshida Maru

1942/10/23 - Arrived Changi

1942/10/25 - Roberts Hospital, Changi

1942/11/03 - Lt-Col. Collins, Southern Area

1942/12/14 - Roberts Barracks, Changi

1943/03/03 - Selarang, Changi (Commander Major Dunera)

1943/05/05 - Overland with ‘H’ Force to Thailand

76th Train from Singapore to Thailand

Commander Lt-Col. R.R. Humphries, 77 H.A.A, Royal Artillery

1943/06/21 - Kannyu Jungle Camp Roll (150km from Non Pluduk)

 Workforce 3

Commander Major Gaskill

Transported back to Singapore

1943/12/13 - Sime Road, Singapore (Commander Lt/Cm Newey)

1944/01/27 - Selarang, Changi (Commander Lt/Col. Collins)

1944/06/10 - Changi Jail, Singapore

1945/04/01 - Kranji, Singapore

 Liberated

1945/09/15, 1300 hours - Sailed for Home

1945/09/17 - Paid 5

1945/09/20 - Arrived Ceylon with Shore Leave

1945/09/28 - Suez Canal

Bought Senior Service cigarettes, 8s 9d for 200

Paid 3 3s at Suez Canal

 

Information

Jim Horner

Japanese Transports

Java Index

Thailand - Burma Railway

KEW Files:- WO 361/2009, WO 392/25, WO 345/37, WO 361/2212, WO 361/2233,

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