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Departure Dates:-

November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6th 1942

Work Party Name:-

“Letter Parties”

 

Q, P, O, N, M, L Parties

Commander:-

 

 

1st

Lt-Col. D.R.Thomas, 5 Beds. & Herts - 18 Div

2nd

Lt-Col. H.A.Fitt, 18Bn Recce Corps - 18 Div

3rd

Lt-Col. F.I.N.McOstrich, R.C.O.S., 18 Div - 18 Div

4th

Lt-Col. S.C.Scott, 2/17 Dogra Regt, - 18 Div

5th

Lt-Col. G.E.Swinton, 2/East Surreys - Southern Area

6th

Lt-Col.A.B.Cubitt, 6 Royal Norfolks - 11 Div. - 18 Div. Hospital

 

 

Journey:-

Land

From Camps:-

Changi & Great World, Singapore

To:-

Ban Pong, Thailand

 

Consisted of:

British

Australian

Non-Dutch

Dutch

Total

7190 - Changi

 

 

 

 

1260 - Gt World

 

 

 

 

8450

 

 

 

8450

This includes the Letter Parties in October

 

Transports:-

 

Date

Train Party

PoWs

Overall Train To Thailand

1942

 

 

 

1st Nov. (Q)

Train 8

650

26

2nd Nov. (P)

Train 9

650

27

3rd Nov. (O)

Train 10

650

28

4th Nov. (N)

Train 11

650

29

5th Nov. (M)

Train 12

650

30

6th Nov. (L)

Train 13

650

31

 

Remarks:-

These were known as the Letter Parties and were transported in 13 Parties of 650 between October 25th and November 6th 1942.

 


 

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