Bombardier 901345 DOUGLAS CARTWRIGHT JONES of 118 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery died on 13 February 1942, aged 24, during the final days of the defence of Singapore.
118 Field Regiment was formed in 1939 as the second line regiment to 65 (8th London) Field Regiment (TA) to accommodate the large number of South Londoners (many from Lewisham) who wished to enlist. On the outbreak of war the 65th went on active service while the 118th went to Woolwich to release the regular garrison.
Eventually 118 Field Regiment joined 18th (East Anglian) Division which arrived in the Far East just in time to take part in the final week’s battle for Singapore.
Contact the Local History and Archives Centre for more information on Regiment and service.
He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery Thailand.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance and on the 118th Field Regiment memorial at Napier House Drill Hall, Baring Road, Grove Park.
He was the son of Sidney Walter and Alice Cartwright Jones, of Lewisham.
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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