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Offline charlie

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CSM Arthur Stafford 1st Bn - FEPOW
« on: January 02, 2017, 12:21:50 PM »
While looking for information on a Pioneer Corps FEPOW, I found that 12522 CSM Arthur Aloysius Stafford was his Detachment/Block leader. Has anyone any further information on CSM Stafford please? I have CSM Stafford's release questionaire. I note that his medals are in the Regtl Museum collection.

This is what I know about CSM Stafford:
Born 23.12.1899
Served in WW1 as 62675, Pte, Manchester Regt.
Enlisted 02.06.1924 having served 5yrs and 216 days previously
Transferred to the Sarawak Rangers 31.08.1941
Captured Kuchinq, Sarawak, 24.12.1941
Held at Kuchinq 24.12.1941 - 26.02.1942 and 11.10.1942 - 09.09.1945
Held at Seqria, Brunei, 26.02.1942 - 08.10.1942

He was awarded the following medals:

BWM & VM (62675 MR)
1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence and War Medals
GSM 1918-62 bar Palastine (Sgt 12522)
LSGC (Sgt 12522)

What puzzles me is that the museum give his number as 12522 on the GSM & LSGC, the number is also on his release questionaire I would have expected him to have a 7 digit number.

Charlie



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Re: CSM Arthur Stafford 1st Bn - FEPOW
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 11:35:35 AM »
Charlie which Pioneer are you looking for

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Re: CSM Arthur Stafford 1st Bn - FEPOW
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 02:04:08 PM »
Charlie which Pioneer are you looking for

Hi Roy,

13056515 Pte Clifford Culley Pioneer Corps. I have his release questionaire.

Home address 16 Fir St, Oldham
Enlisted 18.07.1940
Taken Java 08.03.1942
Held at Tanjong Priok 28.03.1942 - Sept 42, Changi Oct 42, Kuching 13.10.1942-Aug 45

If you can add anything I would be very grateful.

Charlie