To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

Royal Army Service Corps



Percy Victor Smith


1915/11/17 - Born London

Son of Louise Alice May Smith

Occupation Buyer Building Materials

1941/05/23 - Enlisted

Royal Army Service Corps

29 Combined Motor Transport Depot


1942/04/04 - Casualty List No. 789. Missing.

1943/09/22 - WO 417/66, Casualty List No 1245. Previously posted on Casualty List No 789 as Missing now reported Prisoner of War.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. M-337

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/25 - Transported overland with ‘X’ Letter Party to Thailand

650 PoW in group

17th Train from Singapore to Thailand

Commander Lt-Col. C.E. Morrison, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment

1942/11/01 - Arrived Ban Pong, Thailand

New PoW No. I 24745

1943/01/07 - Percy was sent to Chungkai, Thailand and remained there until 7 April 1943.

1943/10 - Lines joined at Konkoita

Stayed on as railway line maintenance workers

New PoW No. I 14854

1945/08/30 - Liberated Thailand


1945/09/25 - WO417/97_1, Casualty List No. 1867. Previously reported on Casualty List No. 1205 as Prisoner of War now not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Jean Birch - Sergeant George Priestman

Japanese Transports

Thailand Burma Railaway

Liberation Questionnaire

KEW Files:- WO 361/2172, WO 345/48, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2064, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2069, WO 392/26


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