Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

Malacca World War 2 Memorial, Malaysia

Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2005
additional information Andrew Charles Hwang

The memorial can be found on the on the wall of the museum building in Red Square, flanked by the Christ Church and the Clock Tower. The memorial is to the 4th Battalion, Straits Volunteer Force and is listed by company. The listing here is alphabetical order for ease of reading. Captain Todman, served in the same B Company as Captain Cho Siow Lim (listed as a casualty below) and he was very much involved in acquiring pensions for the Malacca Volunteers who had fought, and died. He was very much involved in the erection of the 'Roll of Honour' War Memorial in Malacca.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2005

ROLL OF HONOUR
1941-1945

4TH BATTALION STRAITS SETTLEMENTS VOLUNTEER FORCE
(MALACCA VOLUNTEER CORPS)

ABU BAKAR BIN OMAR

Lieutenant, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 42. Husband of Che Tijah binti Muhammad Sirap, of Durian Daun, Masjid Tanah, Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 391.

ABU BIN KARIM

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

ABU BIN OSMAN

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

AHMED BIN PUNGUT

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

ASPINAL

Michael

Private, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

ATHERTON

Brian Bernard

Second Lieutenant, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 18th June 1943. Aged 33. Son of William Bernard Atherton and of Eva Bernard Atherton (nee Whitworth); husband of Dorothy Frances Atherton, of Singapore, Malaya. M.A. (Cantab.)., A.M.I.C.E. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Special memorial Plot 9 Row M Grave 4.

BLACKISTON

William Alfred

[Listed as Sergeant W L BLACKISTON on memorial] Lance Corproal 80450, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 27th August 1943. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blackiston, of Horsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 393.

BOOI SIOW TIN

Private 621, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died between 1st and 28th February 1942. Aged 21. Son of Booi Seng Fook, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 394.

CAMPBELL

H

Private, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

CHAN BENG WAH

Private 80562, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 39. Husband of Hong Bee Lian, of Alor Gaiah, Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 394.

CHEE KIM TEE

Private 527, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 24. Husband of Leong Sam Neo, of Pulau Gadong, Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 394.

CHO SIOW LIM

[Listed as CHOE SEOW LIM on CWGC, died 13th February 1942 according to them] Captain (commanding), B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Aged 44. Brother-in-law of Tan Kim Tee, husband of Tan Siok Tee, of Malacca. Captain Cho was an officer of 'B' Company which consisted entirely of English-speaking educated Chinese gentlemen from Malacca (Malacca Volunteer Force) who proudly regarded themselves as "The King's Loyal Chinese". Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column Column 391.

In an article in The Straits Times after the war, written by Chan Cheng Yean, the only survivor of that particular massacre who got back to Malacca, he writes that: “On the 11th Feb, 42 the men who were left to guard the camp areas were sent to the battle line at Bukit Timah Road. Capt. Todman was the Officer commanding the "B" Chinese Company. Through orders from him we took our fighting positions at Cluny Hill".

Later in the article he writes: “On the evening of the second day at about 8 o'clock our positions were heavily shelled by the enemy. They were fired from howitzers and trench mortars. During the shelling Wee Jim Swee and Pte.Lew Geok Fah were killed. News that these two volunters were killed was confirmed by Capt. Cho Siow Lim. At 10.30pm on the same night Capt. Todman and Pte David Lee came and told us that Capt. Cho Siow Lim was killed by a direct hit from a mortar shell; after that on the same night Pte.Gan Kim Wah was also killed.

CHONG

Simon

Corporal, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

DATO OSMAN BIN KRING

Lieutenant, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

DAVIS

William Edward

[Memorial lists him as W H DAVIS] Corporal 80475, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 4th November 1943 as a prisoner of war. Aged 30. Son of Frederick and Constance Davis, of Edmonton. Middlesex. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B3. Row Z. Grave 12.

De ROCHE

Francis

Private, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 26th January 1942. Aged 35. Husband of M. De Roche, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

De SOUZA

Donald Winfred

Private 141, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 26th January 1942. Aged 26. Son of Filisiano J. and Lucretia De Souza. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

De VRIES

Roy Arnold

Captain, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 15th October 1944. Aged 37. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 35. Row F. Grave 9.

DINGLE

Walter Hugh

Corporal 80528, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 7th August 1943. Aged 35. Educated at Epsom College. Son of Dr. Edward and Anna Dingle, of Derby; husband of Mildred Dingle, of Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B4. Row Q. Grave 11.

DONALDSON

William Lee

Captain, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 15th February 1942. Aged 36. Husband of O. M. Donaldson, of Summerstown, Oxford. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Special Memorial Plot 11 Row B Grave 12.

E TIAM CHUAN

Private, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

ELLIOT

Robin Aylmer

[Memorial lists him as R C ELLIOT, Private] Lance Corporal 80825, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 4th June 1943. Aged 28. Son of Graham Waller Elliott and Olivette M. L. Elliott, of Highcliffe, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 393.

FERNANDEZ

Norman [George]

Private 190, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 4th February 1942. Aged 22. Son of Benjamin Fernandez, and of Matilda Femandez, of Portuguese Settlement, Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

GAN KIM WAH

Lance Corporal 644, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 13thy February 1942. Aged 29. Husband of Say Ngan, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 393.

GILES

Joseph Alfred

Colour Sergeant 80468, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 6th August 1944. Aged 24. Son of Joseph Thomas Giles and Emma Giles; husband of Hetty Enid Giles, of Singapore. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 392.

GRAY

Robert William

Sergeant 80117, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 29th MAy 1945. Aged 46. Son of Alexander and Alice Gray. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot M. Row A. Grave 6.

HAFFENDEN

Charles

Private, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

HO

Joseph

Private, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

HOGAN

Gordon Llewelen

Lance Corporal 80431, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 6th August 1944. Aged 25. Son of Gisella Louise Hogan. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 393.

HUTCHINSON

A J

Corporal, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

HUTCHINSON

J L

Lieutenant, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

ISMAIL BIN JAFFAR

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

ISMAIL BIN MOHD

Private, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

JEAVONS

Alfred Christie

[Listed as J C JEAVONS on memorial] Corporal 80073, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 2nd September 1943. Aged 34. Son of James and Adelaide Jeavons, of Wolverhampton; husband of Kathleen Marjorie Jeavons, of Cranford St. John, Northamptonshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B1. Row C. Grave 9.

KASSIM BIN SAJAK

Lance Corporal, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

KLASSEN

A

Private, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

LAM KOK WAH

Private 624, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 24. No known grave. Husband of Hip Low Kum, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LAM SECK WENG

Corporal 452, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 34. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 393.

LAMBAK BIN MOHD

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

LAW GEOK FAH

Private 628, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 13th February 1942. Aged 24. No known grave. Son of Lim Kim Lian, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LAZAROO

Ossie G

Private 169, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 25. Son of George Lazaroo, and of Andrina Lazaroo, of Malacca, Malaya. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LEE

David L A

Private 687, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died between 1st and 28th February 1942. Aged 21. Son of Lee Teck Hup, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LEE

H S

Private 684, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 29. Husband of Mary N. Lee. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LEE HONG SENG

Private 599, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 24. Son of Tan Geok Chor, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LEE SAM CHOON

Private 423, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 33. Husband of Soh Hong Geok, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LEE SECK ANN

Sergeant 294, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 15th February 1942. Aged 39. Husband of Wee Boo Lat, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 392.

LEE YOON KEOW

Private 637, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LEON

Raphael Patrick

Private 611, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LIEU MING WOEI

[Listed as Lieu Ming Wei on CWGC] Private 639, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 23. Son of Chong Lye Yong, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LIM

Thomas

Private, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 28. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LIM AH GUAN

Private 661, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Lee Keow Neo, of Panjang, Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

LOW TIANG LOCK

Private 826, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 22nd February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Tan Hoo Neo, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 395.

MacCALLUM

Alastair Ian

Lieutenant, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 30th June 1943 as a prisoner of war. Aged 39. Son of Alexander James MacCallum and of Margaret MacCallum (nee Wilson), husband of Gladys MacCallum, (nee Fyfe), of Malacca, Malaya. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row M. Grave 73.

MAJID BIN ADAM

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

MARSH

Stephen

Private, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

MARUTHIAH

P

Private, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

McKENZIE

R F

Corporal, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

McLEOD

G A W

Private, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

MOHD. BIN MOHD. SANI

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

MOHD. JAN BIN SULONG

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

NADESON

A

Private, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

NORGATE

Robert Le Grys

Sergeant 80490, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th September 1943. Aged 39. Son of Philip and Ella Constance Norgate; husband of Diana Norgate, of Warsash, Hampshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B6. Row M. Grave2.

ONG KIAT HOCK

Private 642, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Chia Wan Neo, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

OSMAN BIN NGAH

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

PAGE

Harold Lewis

Lieutenant 572, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 10th June 1943 as a prisoner of war. Aged 35. Son of Frederick Lewis Page and Lucy Marguerite Page; husband of Molly Page, of Singapore. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Special memorial. Plot 9. Row M. Grave 4.

PERIANAN

R

Private, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

POON SENG FOOK

Lance Corporal 331, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 35. Husband of Tan Geok Eng, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 394.

RASOL BIN MAHBOT

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

REEVE

Eric Wilfred

Lieutenant, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 23rd December 1943 as a prisoner of war. Aged 36. Son of Robert Charles Ennew Reeve and Agnes Sophia Reeve; husband of Kathleen E. B. Reeve, of East Ham, Middlesex. B.A., Hons. (Bristol). Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 3. Row J. Grave 1.

RODRIGUES

Wilfred

Lance Corporal 983, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 5th February 1942. Aged 21. Son of Vincent and Louisa Rodrigues, of Kuala Lumpar, Malaya. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 394.

SAEDON BIN SAMIDIN

[Listed as Saedon Bin Saidin on CWGC] Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 12th February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Che Saidin bin Ninggal, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

SEOW HOOD CHENG

[Listed as SEOW HOO CHENG on CWGC] Private 662, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 29. Son of Chua Choo Yan, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

SIDEK BIN MAMAT

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

SIRON BIN MAT DALI

Private, C Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

TAN

Peter

Private 664, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 28. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

TAN BENG BAH

Private 604, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 392.

TAN HOOD CHENG

Private 565, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 26. Son of Quek Kit Neo, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

TAN KIM CHAN

Private, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

TAN KIM CHEE

Private 759, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died between 1st and 28th February 1942. Aged 28. Son of Tan Yong Ann, of Bukit Rambei, Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

TAN KIM TEE

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 459, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died in an escape attempt from a POW camp in Singapore 28th February 1942. He got entangled in barb wire and was machine-gunned to death. Aged 36. His former comrades-in-arms said that he persistently maintained that it was every POW's duty to escape. His intention was to join the stay-behind resistance in occupied Malaya. He was a crackshot and hunted game for sport and he knew the jungles of southern Malaya very well. He was a widower and his children were adopted by the family. No known grave. His brother-in-law was Captain Cho SIow Lim. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 392.

TAN KWAN SENG

Private 80319, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 28. Husband of Beng Buay Gay, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

TAN KWI ENG

Private 760, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died between 1st and 28th February 1942. Aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 396.

TAN SIM TIANG

Private 382, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 31. Husband of Chan Bee Neo, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 397.

TAN SOON GUAN

Lance Corporal 80214, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Son of Tan Cheng Chuan, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 394.

TAY CHIN LIANG

Private, 614, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th february 1942. Aged 37. Husband of Chan Ah Bay, Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 397.

TAY TECK SIONG

Private 617, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 22. Son of Tan Siok Lian, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 397.

TEO BAN HOCK

Private, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 21. Son of Ng Kam Neo. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 397.

TEO LIP HOE

Private 80645, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 38. Husband of Quek Guat Neo, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 397.

THESEIRA

P E

Private, D Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

THIAGARAJAH

K

Private, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

THOMAS

T W

Lance Corporal, A Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No further information currently available.

WEE SWEE SENG

Company Sergeant Major 330, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 39. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 391.

WEE JIM SWEE

Lance Corporal 534, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 13th February 1942. Aged 28. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 394.

WINTON

Kenneth Frederick

Corporal 524, H.Q. Wing, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 5th September 1945. Aged 27. Son of Fredrick William and Elsa Grace Winton, of Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe, Manchester. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 397. Plot 36. Row G. Grave 11.

YEO TAY SENG

Sergeant, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 397.

YEOH AH CHENG

Sergeant 539, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 39. Husband of Keong Kooi Kin, of Penang. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 392.

YEOW SWEE GHIN

Private 80328, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 36. Husband of Low Chin Lian, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 398.

YONG YOON CHOY

[Spelt YONG YOON CHOY on CWGC] Lieutenant, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 28th February 1942. Aged 32. Husband of Chi Lye Eng, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 391.

YOON WENG SUN

Sergeant 591, B Company, 4th Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca Volunteer Force). Died 16th February 1942. Aged 24. Son of Loke Ah Yee, of Malacca. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 392.

Last updated 25 August, 2008

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore