Son of Walter and Isabella Fisher, of Hammerfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
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.
Age at death: 21.
Place of Death: Kanburi, Thailand.
Cause of Death: Dysentery, Malaria.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Roll of Honour.
Address: 70 Sunnyhill 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 25/04/1943 with F Force.
F Force consisted of 7000 men of which 3374 were British. They suffered appalling losses and experienced the worst conditions of any work party. Songkuria was known as a death camp. Out of 1600 British men around 600 died while building a bridge and a further 600 after being evacuated to Thanbyuzayat.