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Lance Corporal

George Alfred Oliver


1916/07/16 - Born Wellington, Shropshire

Son of Jabez and Elsie Oliver

Leicestershire Regiment

1st Battalion



The 2nd Battalion, East Surreys and 1st Battalion, Leicesters were amalgamated to form the ‘British Battalion’ . The two battalions had suffered heavy losses in North Malaya after the Japanese attack in December 1941 and were amalgamated on 20th December 1941 as the ‘British Battalion’ under the command of Lieut. Col. C.E. Morrison, D.S.O., M.C., of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment. George was captured on 25th December 1941 with other Leicesters in the long retreat down Malaya. He was taken to Taiping Gaol then sent to Pudu Gaol Kuala Lumpur.


Japanese PoW

1941/12/25 - Captured Malaya

PoW No. IV 10479

First Japanese Index Card - Side One


First Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/03/23 - Transported overland to Thailand with ‘D’ Force

New PoW No. IV 12222

Under Commander Lt-Col. G.G. Carpenter, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment

1943/06/25 - Escaped Kinsaiyok

Second Japanese Index Card - Side One


Second Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/07/15 - Captured and shot. He was executed at 175km West of Kinsaiyok with Sapper Thomas Eadie, 1986097, R.E.




Age 28


Cause of Death Executed

West of Kinsaiyok, Thailand


Loved Ones

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Oliver, of Donnington Wood, Shropshire



Singapore Memorial-3

Column 64.



Darren Perrins

Jonathan Moffatt

Fall of Malaya and Singapore

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 392/25, WO 345/28, WO 345/39, WO 367/3, WO 361/1955, WO 361/1987, WO 361/1520, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2235, WO 361/2206,


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