Singapore Memorial

(Photos courtesy Ahmed Pasic)

The Singapore Memorial stands in Kranji War Cemetery, 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore.

The Singapore Memorial bears the names of over 24,000 casualties of the Commonwealth land and air forces who have no known grave. The land forces commemorated by the memorial died during the campaigns in Malaya and Indonesia or in subsequent captivity, many of them during the construction of the Burma-Thailand railway, or at sea while being transported into imprisonment elsewhere.

Amongst those commemorated on the Memorial is Richard Ormerod, who died in September 1944 whilst being transported to Japan as a prisoner of war, and Thomas Ormrod, who died in January 1942.

(Photos courtesy Ahmed Pasic)


(Richard Ormerod, of the Royal Artillery, died on 12 September 1944)

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(Photos courtesy Ahmed Pasic)


Thomas Ormrod, of the Royal Artillery, died on 5 January 1942)

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