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Private 5955777 Joshua Louis Collins

5th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

25th September 1943

Son of Joshua and Edith Alice Collins; husband of Nora Collins, of Botesdale, Suffolk.

Chungkai War Cemetery, 10.E.6

This information was provided by Bernard Lamb, using a number of records in particular WO 361/2111: Prisoners of War, Far East: 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, nominal roll, held at the National Archives.  Read more in Bernard's article on this site.

Place of Death: Kanburi, Thailand.

Age: 27.

Cause of Death:  Dysentery.

Memorial:  Chungkai War Memorial Roll of Honour.

Address:    18 Cemmaes Court Road, Hemel Hempstead.

War History: Sailed from Liverpool 29/10/1941, arrived Singapore 29/01/1942, captured  by the Japanese 15/02/1942.

Departure from Singapore:  Overland by train 09/05/1943.

Camp and Work Group: H Force.


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