Death Was Our Bed-mate

155 (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment and the Japanese 1941-1945

Agnes McEwan, Campbell Thomson

This book tells the story of a little known artillery regiment, the 155th Field Regiment, RA that saw constant action during the ill-fated Malayan Campaign, and whose members later experienced the worst kind of hell as POWs of a cruel enemy. Included is a full nominal roll, which allows the reader to identify the camp/s where each Gunner was held.
Date Published :
June 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16pp b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781591697
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The book tells the story of a little known artillery regiment, the 155th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA that saw constant action during the ill-fated Malayan Campaign of 1941/42 and whose members later experienced the worst kind of hell as POWs of a cruel and bestial enemy.

Following the Japanese invasion of Malaya, the Regiment fought a brave and resolute rearguard action all the way down the Malayan Peninsular and onto the so-called impregnable fortress of Singapore. Held in the highest respect by comrades and foe alike, this former territorial cavalry regiment fully deserved its Royal Artillery motto – Ubigue – ‘everywhere’.

In the years that followed, the Gunners slaved, suffered and died on the infamous Burma Railway, in copper mines of Formosa and camps throughout the Far East. More men of the Regiment died as POWs than fell in action. They should not be forgotten.

Included is a full nominal roll, which allows the reader to identify the camp/s where each individual Gunner was held. A Roll of Honor provides the date, place and cause of death and place of burial/commemoration of the Regiment’s casualties.

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