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Departure Dates:-

June 18, 20, 22, 24, 26th 1942

Work Party Name:-

First Mainland Party

 

“June Mainland Parties”

Commanders:-

 

 

18th

18th Major R.S. Sykes, R.A.S.C - 18th Division

20th

Major W.E.Gill, R.A. 137 (A) Fd Rgt - 11 Div & Medical

22nd

Lt-Col.H.C.Pargeter, R.C.O.S. - Southern Area

24th

Major P.D.Weir, R.A. 118 Fd Rgt - 18 Division

 

Major M.T.Read, R.A.M.C i/c of 196 Fd Amb.Pers

26th

Lt-Col.J.R.Williamson, 1 Ind. H.A.A. - Southern Area & Medical

Journey:-

Land

From Camps:-

Changi, Singapore

To:-

Non Pladuk, Thailand

 

Consisted of:-

British

Australian

Non-Dutch

Dutch

Total

3000

 

 

 

3000

 

Transports:-

 

Date

Train Party

PoWs

Overall Train from Singapore

1942

 

 

 

18th June

Train 1

600

01

20th June

Train 2

600

02

22nd June

Train 3

600

03

24th June

Train 4

600

04

26th June

Train 5

600

05

 

Remarks:-

Known as “No 1 Group”

These men left in five parties of 600 in the cattle trucks from Singapore station. They formed the first party at the Thailand end of the Death Railway. Their task was to establish a base camp at Non Pladuk for the future work parties.

 


 

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