- Surnames starting with the letter H. 

Theodore David Hyamson

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:45th Army Troops Coy
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Engineers attd Royal Bombay Sappers & Miners
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:Singapore
Cemetery or Memorial:Singapore Civil Hospital Grave Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1914 in the Edmonton R.D. - ref: 3a/1499, the
son of Albert Montefiore & Marie Hyamson (nee Levy).

B.Sc., Whitworth Scholar.

Joined the Metro-Vicker's Comapny as a School Apprentice in January 1934
and became a College Apprentice in August 1938. On completion of his
apprenticeship in the same month he joined the staff of the N. Transformer
Department.  Joined the R.E. in Novemebr 1939, commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in 1940 and later posted to the Far East and promoted to the
rank of Captain*  Died of Wounds in Singapore in February 1942.

*Not according to the CWGC who state that he was a Lieutenant. 

When the Japanese brutaly over-ran the Island, captured wounded Allied
soldiers were killed where they lay.  Many who were not injured but had
surrendered were also murdered.   As the Japanese attacked through the
Peninsula, their troops were ordered to take no prisoners as they would
slow up the Japanese advance.   A pamphlet issued to all Japanese soldiers
stated:   "When you encounter the enemy after landing, think of yourself as
an avenger coming face to face at last with his father’s murderer.   Here
is a man whose death will lighten your heart." 

It is understood that Theodore was one of those who were killed or murdered
by the advancing Japanese Army.

Commemorated by name on the Kranji Memorial.

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