To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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James Swordy


1921/04/23 - Born Alnwick, Nothumberland

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

9th Battery



1940/08 - The 9th Battalion became part of the 18th Division and was moved to defend the Norfolk coastline against invasion.

1941/01 - Battalion moved to Scottish Boarders for extensive training.

1941/06 - Battalion transported to Cheshire and issued with Desert kit.

Warwick Castle-2

1941/10/30 - Battalion sailed from Liverpool in Convoy CT.5 on board the ‘Warwick Castle’ to Halifax.


1941/11/08 - Reached Halifax and transferred to ‘USS Orizaba’ destination thought to be the Middle East. Sailed via Port of Spain, Trinidad and Cape Town.

1941/12/08 - Japan invaded Malaya

1942/01/06 - Docked at Bombay, India for training

1942/01/26 - Sailed from Bombay in Task Force 14.2 destination Singapore

1942/02/05 - Arrived Singapore and joined 11th Indian Division.

1942/02/15 - Singapore surrendered. Captured Chancery Lane, Singapore


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Became Japanese PoW

1942/11/07 - Transported overland to Thailand ‘WP’

Card No. 17690

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1944/07/04 - Transported from Thailand via Singapore to Japan with Group 1

New Card No. 44875

To Osaka 16B, Japan (Camp opened 1944/06/25)

1945/ 04/16 - Control Changed to Nagoya 4B Iruka, Japan

1945/09/02 - Liberated


Roll of Honour  - Iruka, Japan

KEW:- WO 361/2170, WO 392/26, WO 345/50, WO 361/2005, WO 361/1985, WO 361/2166, WO 361/2178


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