Welcome to the community forum. Please log in to gain full access in order to post messages and reply to threads.
Looking to find information on a great-uncle. We believe he was in the Royal Corps of Signals and became a Japanese POW following the fall of Singapore. He would have signed up in the Paisley or Glasgow area, his name was John Cameron Stewart (known as Ian). Struggling to find any information at all. Any tips or information would be much appreciated.
Try here - http://www.cofepow.org.uk/
Have you tried following the National Archives guidance?
simmo1 has the best site to start with there: cofepow are excellent.
After that the national archives: FWR have WO361/2233 on wards within their sights for a full transcription but this is way down the list unfortunately.
This is the Burma-Thailand Railway nominal camps list where a large number of the men captured at Singapore were taken to.
After that a disclosure request to the army disclosures unit at Glasgow is probably a good bet: this will obtain the full service records which should help enormously.
I realise that this thread is 4 years old, but for that reason I think that it's worth mentioning that the transcription of Far East Prisoners which I think Timbo58 is alluding to in #4 is now underway. See HERE.
PS Welcome in, Signals Glasgow!
and the photographs taken in Singapore, I have sent digital copies to the CoFEPOW, the National Archives of Singapore and the Changi Museum
Thanks for the welcome