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Offline Vibman

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New Member researching 3528300 Edward Moran
« on: July 21, 2022, 09:52:49 AM »
I am researching my father Edward Moran 352830
Dad was with the Manchester's from 1936 to 1940 when he transferred to the RAPC whilst stationed in Singapore. I know dad attended a regimental reunion in the late 90's and went on a trip with comrades to Singapore and Mayalya around the same time.
Dad wrote about his exploits escaping from Singapore with around three quarters of a million pounds for the Pay Corps historian and magazine, but having now got Dad's service history we can see that his service was considerable before that.
He joined  Jan 36, posted to the 2nd Battn. in Strensall, Yorks, then transferred to 1st Battn. D Compay in Ismallia, Egypt, in Jan 37, was there for 13 months, before 9 months in Palestine, where he was appointed D Company Clerk, then on to Singapore in 1938.  He was stationed at Tanglin barracks until his transfer to HQ at Fort Canning with the RAPC
I am interested in the time he spent with the Manchester's before his transfer.
I have a pdf file which contains his written stories and associated historical facts and context that I have collected to date but it's too large to post here.  I will happily email it to anyone who is interested
Any help and advice appreciated
Son of 3528300 Pte. E (Ted) Moran
Signed on 8th Jan 1936 at Ladysmith Barracks
2nd Batt Strensall 1936
1st Batt D Comp Egypt 1937, Palestine 1938
Singapore 1939-40 (D Comp Clerk 38-40)
RAPC 1940-45 (Escaped Singapore on the Empire Star)

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Re: New Member researching 3528300 Edward Moran
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 12:19:22 PM »
Welcome Mark.

What a coincidence, my father 3525679 Arthur Phillips also served with the 1st Bn in Egypt, Palestine and became a POW in Singapore. He stayed with the Bn and after serving with them in Germany he also transferred to the RAPC, he was then attached back to the 1st Bn Manchester's and served with them in Malaya as their pay Sgt.
Take a look at the Photos and Postcards by Battalion, Far East Photos there may be some of interest to you:

If you can get hold of a copy of Arthur Lane's book One God Too Many Devils it covers the Middle East and Singapore periods. ISBN 1-872518-00-1
I would love to see what you already have on your father so will message you via the Forum with my email address.


Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: New Member researching 3528300 Edward Moran
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2022, 10:42:17 AM »
Hello Mark
Thanks for posting all the photos, great stuff.