Henry Thomas Reeves
Known as Harry
1921/07/29 - Born Camberwell, London
Son of Charles Richard and Phyllis Violet Reeves
15/6 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment
1939/09/03 to 1941/11/10 - Defences around London by TA Units:-
35 Search Light Regiment, R.A., Att:- 242 Company, 1st Surrey Rifles
59 Search Light Regiment, R.A. Att:- Warwicks
80 Search Light Regiment. R.A.
6th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R.A.
1941/11/12 - The 6th H.A.A. Regiment left Liverpool for Middle East with Convoy William Sail 12Z carrying 2194 troops in H.M.S. Aorangi
1941/11/25 - Arrived Freetown, Sierra Leone
1941/12/19 - Arrived Durbin
1941/12/24 - Sailed with Convoy DM.1
1941/12/31 - Detached from William Sail convoy and sailed for Singapore
1942/01/13 - The ‘Aorangi’ arrived Singapore and after unloading the troops sailed for Australia. The 6th H.A.A. Regiment took defence of Singapore City on the South Coast of the island.
1942/02/01 - As the Japanese campaign developed, the Supreme Commander of the American-British-Dutch-Australian Command (ABDA), General Wavell, sent some of the A.A. reinforcements from Singapore on to the Dutch East Indies. RHQ, 12 and 15 H.A.A. Btys of 6th H.A.A. Regiment went to Sumatra.
1942/02/04 - Dysentery, Malaria and minor operation on arm
1942/02/12 - Transported to Java
1942/03/08 - Java surrendered to Japanese
1943/02/01 - WO 417/59, Casualty List No 1100. Reported to War Office Casualty Section for 24 hours ending at 9.00. Missing
1943/07/23 - WO 417/64, Casualty List No. 1194. Previously reported Missing on Casualty List No. 1100, 01/02/1943 now reported Prisoner of War.
1942/03/08 - Captured Java
PoW No. J/1700
No Escape Document
PoWs were made to sign document under duress
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
1943/02/09 - Java Party 13 sailed in the Roko Maru (3,328 ton) from Batavia, Java to Singapore (704 British and 296 Dutch)
1943/02/12 - Arrived at Changi, Singapore
New PoW No. 8950
1944/01 - Small Pox Vaccination
Liberated Malaya which includes Singapore
1945/09/15 - Departed Singapore in SS Almanzora with 924 PoWs and 430 Civilians.
1945/10/17 - Arrived Southampton
1945/12/27 - WO417/100, Casualty List No. 1944. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1194 as Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Netherlands East Indies.
Book - ‘6th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment - Royal Artillery’ by Patrick Walker
KEW:- WO 392/26, WO 345/43, WO 361/2009, WO 361/1948, WO 361/2216,