To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Edward Thomas Peak


1920/12/29 - Born Tottenham, London

Son of Edward and Mary Peak

Occupation Automatic Machine Inspector

1941/03/06 - Enlisted

Royal Corps of Signals

18th Division



1941/10/30 - Left Liverpool for Halifax in Convoy CT.5.

1941/11/08 - At Halifax transferred to American liners

1941/11/10 - Left Halifax with Convoy William Sail 12X, destination unknown, believed to be Middle East.

Convoy William Sail 12x

Above Photo of Convoy William Sail 12X supplied by the late Maurice Rooney

Vought SB 2U Vindicator Scout Bomber - USS Ranger which was flying an Anti Submarine patrol over the convoy.

Front Line Top to Bottom:-

USS West Point - USS Mount Vernon - USS Wakefield - USS Quincy (Heavy Cruiser)

Back Row Top To Bottom:-

USAT Leonard Wood - USS Vincennes (Heavy Cruiser) - USS Joseph T Dickman

(USS Orizaba Ap-24 also sailed with Convoy though not pictured in photo)

1941/12/08 - Japan entered war by bombing Pearl Harbour and invading Malaya

18th Division diverted from Middle East and sent to Singapore

1942/02/15 - Singapore surrendered to Japanese


1942/05/08 - WO 417/43, Casualty List No. 818. Missing.

1943/06/12 - WO 417/62, Casualty List No. 1159. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 818 as Missing, 15/02/1942. Now a Prisoner of War.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Changi Camp

Commander Major Moore

PoW No. M-4961

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/03/20 - Transported overland to Thailand with ‘D’ Force, Train 6

54th Train from Singapore to Thailand

Commander G.G. Carpenter, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment

New PoW No. I 27459

Non Pladuk No. 1, Thailand

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Non Pladuk, Thailand (Commander Lt-Col. Toosey)


1944/09 - Transported overland back to Singapore

1944/09/27 - River Valley Camp Lt-Col. Gill


1945/02/02 - Transported Oversea to Saigon, French Indo-China in the Haruyasa Maru

2539 PoWs (1593 British, 200 Australians, 737 Dutch)

1945/02/09 - Arrived Saigon, Camp 10

Commander Lt-Col. Gill

New PoW No. I 43808

Camp 10 was situated on the Rue Catinat, which was a main thoroughfare between the native quarter and the French quarter. The huts were of timber construction except for the hospital which was of bamboo structure with an attapi roof. All the huts had electric light.

Saigon Camp 10-tn

Rice was still their main diet but they now received meat twice a week and eggs to buy in the canteen,  within no time their weight improved.

1945/09/12 - Liberated Saigon Camp 10

Flown via Bangkok to Rangoon Hospital


1945/10/10 - WO417/98, Casualty List No. 1880. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 1159 as reported Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.



Age 99

May 2020



1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Bruce Peak
Andrew Snow
Private 5776807
Japanese Transports
Liberation Questionnaire - COFEPOW

KEW Files:- WO 361/2022, WO 392/25, WO 345/40, WO 367/3, WO 361/2005, WO 361/2001, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2063, WO 361/2070, WO 361/2190,


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