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122nd Field Artillery Regiment (TA) West Riding. The 122nd Field Regiment, after training in the United Kingdom, was sent out to the Far East in late 1941. The 122nd suffered 13 war casualties during the Malayan Campaign up until the naval base at Singapore surrendered in February 1942 after the Battle of Singapore. Thereafter, more than 200 died, mainly as a result of their treatment as prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army.
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+Simon Smith​​​​​​​​​ Is that just the case for the casualties of this regiment?
Bodies consigned to mass burial and/or cremation, and those not yet found are designated as such in the cemeteries mentioned above, seems standard practice for sites operated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. For example, the 300 cremated after the cholera epidemic in 1943 are marked like so in Kanchanaburi. I saw the same in Bomona, New Guinea (Lieutenant Colonel William Owen was KIA in the first battle of Kokoda but as his body was never recovered his name is on the long list of missing, and so has no grave) and Kranji, Singapore. But what you are saying is that e.g. in Thailand the 'graves' are actually markers with no remains? As far as I know there was careful excavation and relocation of many thousands of remains; "the graves of those who died during the construction and maintenance of the Burma-Siam railway (except for the Americans, whose remains were repatriated) were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated sites along the railway into three cemeteries at Chungkai and Kanchanaburi in Thailand and Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar" (CWGC site).

The original site of the main hospital was near the river next to Chungkai, to the left of the entrance. My dad also visited the other end in Thanbyuzayat - he said there's not much to see and it's in the middle of nowhere, with hazardous roads and lunatic drivers! Of course, I say this assuming many survivors of the disaster at Singapore ended up dead on the Burma-Thailand railway, including members of this regiment. 
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Happy Birthday Martyn You've never mentioned you've met Royalty
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And unlike Shenkins predecessor William Windsor Goat 1st who got Goat Marshalled http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5113188.stm
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weird flashback deja vu moment, just heard alot of sirens going up Bradford road and straight away thought of 30 years ago today and The Bradford City Stadium Fire.
I was sat in Mum and Dads living room in Birkenshaw, hearing the Fire engines going up Bradford Road from the HQ at Birkenshaw Halfway House and went upstairs and looked out of the back bedroom and saw this huge mushroom cloud of black smoke.
56 People RIP ...Like I said weird feeling to have it happen almost to the minute
Not safe for work or those of a nervous disposition
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+Andrew Russell Mcwhirter Yes it was because Bradford had won the old Third Division (what is now known as League One) and were celebrating and going to have the trophy presented.
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Once again #CreweAlex do The Great Escape 
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21 Notts County 46 -18 5 Relagated
22 Crawley 46 -26 50 Relagated
23 Leyton Orient 46 -10 49 Relegated
24 Yeovil 46 -39 40 Relagated
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Ha Ha Ha Darwin award for the couple that had a "live" shell in their luggage
Two French railway stations were evacuated in 24 hours after passengers tried to take old artillery shells on board - and train operators have had enough.
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Yeah, not the smartest thing to do although I once watched a yank reporter in Libya do a bit to camera holding what she thought was an inert Cluster Bomblet, turns out her local handler had simply picked it up from the mud and given it to her.

We all had a laugh but she was crapping herself big time, made a nice little bang when we dealt with it later. 
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Jane Eyre posted Blitz map the other week Thought I post this V2 map from Londonist
Please note: 1) This map is not comprehensive. Many strikes in open countryside are omitted. And many strikes in the East End of London are missing due to lack of concrete information. Please leave a comment if you have evidence. 2) A limitation with Google maps means that not all strikes are showing on the first page. If you spot that something is missing, please scroll to the bottom of the list and try the second page. Original article: http:/...
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+Simon Smith ah - not in G+ but rather from Maps. I guess I have to use the desktop version! 
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Happily Divorced & a son by a previous relationship. I work in Insurance in Leeds doing various roles. My hobby ,no obsession is European Military History 1932-46 and am into Military Archaeology and preservation of sites in the UK which I research and I also wargame Map Sim. by email with similarly minded folk. In the Map Simulations we role play the Generals and ranks above and try and replay Campaigns in the past but with our own personal touch, we also try recreate Campaigns that did not leave the planning table   

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