To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”




Arthur Reginald Rainer

Known as Reg

09-06-2003 18;01;36-2

1919/01/07 - Born

Son of Arthur and Ethel Rainer

Suffolk Regiment

4th Battalion

18th Division



1941/10/30 - Left Liverpool in the ‘Andes’ with Convoy CT.5


1941/11/08 - Arrived Halifax and transferred to USS Wakefield

1941/11/10 - Sailed to unknown destination

1941/12/08 - Japan entered war

1941/12/14 - Departed Cape Town for Kenya then Bombay

1941/12/27 - Arrived Bombay, India

1942/01/29 - Sailed from Bombay to Singapore

1942/01/30 - Arrived Singapore

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Became a Japanese PoW

PoW No. 1422

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/06/18 - Transported overland to Thailand

New PoW No. 17943

Transported to Singapore

1944/06 - Transported to Japan

1944/06/22 - Arrived at Tokyo 2D - Mitsushima

Transported  in 2nd Group to Osaka 16B, Kanose,

New PoW No. 4864

1945/09/02 - Liberated


Post War

1945 - Married Winifred F Evenett

At Gipping, Suffolk


Reg Rainer-tn

Passed away peacefully

Monday 21st December 2009

It was a privilege to have known him

God Bless



Full Story within Far Eastern Heroes

KEW:- WO 361/2170, WO 361/1970, WO 361/2005, WO 361/1984, WO 361/2166, WO 361/2166


''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''




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