This is what i have SHEATHER, WILFRED ETHELBERT. Rank: Corporal. Service No: T/104617. Age: 25. Date of Death: 02/02/1944. Royal Army Service Corps. 55 Inf. Bde. Coy. Grave Reference: 2. D. 39. Cemetery: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Wilfred Ethelbert and Edith Marie Sheather, of Beckley, Sussex. “Forever in our Thoughts – Mum and Dad” Taken prisoner at Singapore on 14 February 1942 and died in captivity 2nd February 1944. The British 55th Infantry Brigade was a British Army brigade, part of the British 18th Infantry Division, was sent to Singapore in 1942 where it was surrendered to the Japanese army. One of the many thousands who died during the construction of the Burma Railway. In 1942 Kanchanaburi was under Japanese control. It was here that Asian forced labourers and Allied POWs, building the infamous Burma Railway, constructed a bridge; an event immortalised in the film Bridge on the River Kwai. Almost half of the prisoners working on the project died from disease, maltreatment and accidents. The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Burma-Siam Railway, the Thailand–Burma Railway and similar names, was a 258 mile railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), built by the Empire of Japan in 1943, to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. The line was closed in 1947, but the section between Nong Pla Duk and Nam Tok was reopened ten years later in 1957. Forced labour was used in its construction. About 180,000 Asian civilian labourers and 60,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs) worked on the railway. Of these, around 90,000 Asian civilians and 12,399 Allied POWs died as a direct result of the project. The dead POWs included 6,318 British personnel, 2,815 Australians, 2,490 Dutch, about 356 Americans, and about 20 POWs from other British Commonwealth countries (the Indian Empire, New Zealand and Canada). [NOTE: The Burma Railway was completed by October 1943, therefore it is possible that Wilfred died whilst being transported elsewhere.] Can anyone add more? PoW Number, where he dies, what from? There seem to be many Australians dying about that time, was there some sort of punishment going on?