Collection relating to the service of NX34734 Reginald William James Newton

Place Asia: Malaya, Negri Sembilan, Seremban
Accession Number P00102.045
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Place made Malaya: Negri Sembilan, Seremban
Date made August 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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An informal group portrait of Company Commanders of the 2/19th Battalion on reconnaissance near Seremban, sitting on the ground talking. The Battalion was later captured by the Japanese in the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 and most of the men were killed in action (KIA) or held as prisoners of war (POW). Identified from left to right: NX34993 Major (Maj) Bert Henry James Bradley, `C' Company, (KIA on 12 February 1942 in Singapore); NX34967 Maj Thomas Guy ‘Tom’ Vincent, `D' Company, (later awarded the Military Cross (MC) and KIA on 9 February 1942 in Malaya); NX208104 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Roland Frank ‘Roley’ Oakes, `A' Company (POW); NX12595 Lt Col Charles Groves Wright Anderson, Commanding Officer (POW). Lt Col Anderson was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for his leadership of his men in the fighting withdrawal to Parit Sulong in the Malayan campaign.