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Stanley Herbert 511 #022

Stanley Herbert 511 POW

Nick Gotts confirms that Stanley is his uncle, and from Nick’s father learned that Stanley was captured by the Japanese and died, probably because of dysentery.

Stanley was born in 1921 to Matthew 489 and Elizabeth Myhill. He is recorded as a Prisoner of War in Singapore, and is buried in Kranji cemetery there.

He would have been part of the 4,5,6th Territorial Battalions, in the 18th Division defending Singapore against the Japanese invasion. The Japanese invaded Singapore itself from 9th Feb 1942, and the British surrendered in 15th Feb. Stanley was part of 50,000 British troops made prisoners of war, and died 8 days later. Those that survived were there until 1945 and were used on projects including the Burma railway.

Kranji war cemetery

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