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by Thom Stitt

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Thom Stitt
People in story: 
Tom McRobert Stitt
Location of story: 
Burma
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A6050855
Contributed on: 
07 October 2005

Tom McRobert Stitt aged 27 Years taken in September 1939

Japanese POW's
These are the details of my Papa's time as a p.o.w. of the Japanese, sadly he's no longer with us, so I wanted to log his story somewhere.

Tom McRobert Stitt 325739 LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY attached 155 FIELD REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY.

Japanese Prisoner of War No.1 "ENGLISH" RAILWAY BATTALION Thai Burma Railway 1942 - 1944.

Kamioka Japan to 1945.

04.12.42 Bang Pong
24.12.42 Nong Pladuk
07.01.43 Tahlua
31.01.43 Kamburi
14.03.43 Ban Kau
24.04.43 Wampo
13.06.43 Wun Yah
21.06.43 Ton Clom
15.07.43 Tan Pe
01.07.43 Kinsoke
19.08.43 Pran Kiash
25.09.43 Tomajo
13.12.43 Hindato
11.03.44 Nong Pladuk
28.05.44 At Sea .....
28.06.44 Kamioka, Japan

Employed on the construction of the Burma railway, general work as a cook.

General labouring for over a year in Japan.

From his military record:-

" A cheerful hard worker. Has done excellent work in the cookhouse".

" A man who endured the harshness of this period without being evacuated has something to be proud of".

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