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Departure Dates:-

October 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31st 1942

Work Party Name:-

“Letter Parties”

 

Consistered of

 

X, W, V, U, T, S, R Parties

Commanders:-

 

 

25th

Lt-Col. C.E.Morrison, 1/Leicesters - Southern Area

 

26th

Lt-Col. R.McL.More.R.A., 2 H.A.A. K.S.P.A -  Western Area

 

27th

Lt-Col. J.H.Stitt, 2/Gordons - Southern Area

 

28th

Lt-Col.S.MacKeller, F.M.S.V.R. - Southern Area

 

29th

Lt-Col. J.Dean., R.A., 125 A/T Rgt - 18th Div.

 

30th

Lt-Col. C.E.Mackellar, R.A., 118 Fd Rgt - 18th Div.

 

31st

Lt-Col. A.A.Johnson, 4 Suffolks - 18th Div.

 

 

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 November

 

Transports:-

 

Date

Train Party

PoWs

Overall Train To Thailand

1942

 

 

 

25th Oct. (X)

Train 1

650

19

26th Oct. (W)

Train 2

650

20

27th Oct. (V)

Train 3

650

21

28th Oct. (U)

Train 4

650

22

29th Oct. (T)

Train 5

650

23

30th Oct. (S)

Train 6

650

24

31st Oct. (R)

Train 7

650

25

 

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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