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"S.S. Tanjong Pinang"
Researched Passenger and Crew List
- Ship sunk by Japanese submarine on 17 February 1942
[Version 2.2.1; July 2009]

Preface:

This list has been compiled as a memorial and out of respect to the women, children and men who lost their lives in the sinking of the "SS. Tanjong Pinang" as the result of a cruel and callous attack by either a Japanese submarine (according to the testimony of a crew member who survived) or a torpedo boat, or warship during the evening of 17 February 1942.

This very little ship (a 97 foot converted 'tug' ) was trying to make its escape with about 180 women and children, plus about eight wounded men, from Pom Pong Island where they had been shipwrecked and also had on board five ocean shipwreck survivors (who had been plucked from the sea by the "Tanjong Pinang" on the day before). Almost all these people were survivors, including many wounded, of an earlier sinking of the Singapore evacuation ship "SS. Kuala" by Japanese bombers at Pom Pong Island in the Indonesian Archipelago.

One survivor, Able Seaman Richardson, poignantly states that the "Tanjong Pinang" picked up from Pom Pong Island "… 130 women, plus 30 children including six babes in arms and an old man…".

Who was actually on board that day has been at best a partial picture since the Second World War and at worst a tragic mystery.

No single record (Commonwealth War Graves Commission or Changi Museum etc.) seems to have assembled anything like the list of 150 - 208 (depending on which testimony is used) passengers and 17 crew who crammed onto the deck (and into the hold) of the 97 foot long "SS. Tanjong Pinang" in the dark of the night of 16.2.42. The ship left from Pom Pong Island at dawn on the 17 2.42. One crew man said that a lifeboat came from the beach eight times with 20 people on board each time - except for the last trip when it only had 12 people in the lifeboat. Another crewman said there were 250 passengers on board.

These people had already undergone the horror, pain and privations during the bombing and sinking of the "SS. Kuala" only a few days before so their strength and morale would have been greatly sapped.

The ship was stopped at sea approximately 30 miles north of the Tanjung Ular lighthouse ( off the north west coast of the large Indonesian island of Banka Island) at 2030/2130 hrs., on the night of the 17.2.42, by a warning shot across its bows and, whilst some women and children were being lowered in the ship's only two small boats ( there were no real lifeboats), the Japanese submarine or torpedo boat opened fire at point blank range whilst its searchlights were trained on the "Tanjong Pinang", directly hitting the starboard side ship's boat.

The ship then sank within five to ten minutes, inevitably taking down with it many of its women and children passengers who had been trapped in the hold and cabins.


Out of (and this can only be a "guesstimate") the 60 - 70 women, children, babies and men who might have managed to get off the ship, only about 15 - 20 adults are known to have reached land. For those who managed to leave the "Tanjong Pinang" the flotation devices were only four small rafts (initially with about 40 people both on them and hanging on to the edges at one stage), a pram dinghy, two 'small boats' plus a Carley raft.

On the Carley float with a few of the ship's crew, Abel Seamen Baird, Hissey and Arthur, were "…seven Sisters altogether of which six died with tortuous exposure. Sister Black was the only Sister who survived until we landed on the beaches of Banka Island…" (A/B Baird letter January 1946).

Amongst those finally reaching land were the ship's Captain (Lt. Basil Shaw, NZRNVR, who was murdered by the Japanese on 21.2.42), plus between five and eight crew members, three European nurses, one civilian European woman and three Eurasian women (a nurse and two girls) - but one of the Able Seaman was killed with Captain Shaw, one nurse died within a couple of days of reaching land and two crew, another nurse and the civilian died in internment.

In many cases there appears to be no record of the deaths at the CWGC - it could be surmised that in some cases there were no family left to follow up the whereabouts of the missing person - in several instances it can be seen that where wives are listed as possibly lost in one of the sinkings there is the sad fact that there husband also lost his life as a POW.

One of the major omissions to achieving a more full list is also that there were said to be many women and children of Chinese, as well as Eurasian (to use the descriptive of the time), ethnicity and it is hoped that perhaps there is another source to complete this listing of those Chinese or Eurasian families who lost loved ones in this atrocity.

Information herein has been recorded in its original form (with reference sources) in the interests of historical accuracy and therefore includes some contemporary wartime errors (which have been noted in italics where known).

Note; in this list the people known to have survived the actual sinking are recorded in blue font.

This list identifies the majority (about 160) of the people on the "SS. Tanjong Pinang", but obviously there could be up to 50 more people yet to be identified - if anyone has additions, deletions or corrections to this material would you please email Michael Pether at mncpether@xtra.co.nz (postal address - 55 Te Pene Road, Maraetai, Manukau.2018, New Zealand, and Tel: 09-5365490) who will copy all the organisations and individuals using this document in websites etc, with the updates. Thank you.

Sources:

The researcher thanks Jonathan Moffat, John Brown and also Mr. Bill Shaw (son of Captain Basil Shaw) for their assistance with information used in this memorial document.

Other sources are;
ALFSEA = list sent from ALFSEA to the Colonial Office post war of those they understood to be passengers on the "Kuala' - this list may be unreliable insofar as including people who actually left on other ships such as the "HMS Grasshopper" or "Tien Kwang" ( questionable insertions are noted in italics).
AUF = book "Angels under Fire"
BMP = Personal recollections by (Nursing Sister) Mrs. Brenda Macduff
BPPL= the pin point (microscopic writing) list on "Jeyes" toilet paper compiled by Jack Bennett in secret whilst an internee in Changi prison camp during 1942 with several thousand name and the last known information on these people after the Surrender of Singapore.
Evans = report by Sister Margaret Evans, QAIMNS, in May 1942 in India with a list of QAIMNS and their known fate. Information was supported by Miss Bryant, a Sister in the T. A. N. S.
(C….) = Changi Museum, Singapore website database of Civilians
CAS = "Casualties at Sea' file WO 361/462 in National Archives, Kew, UK.
CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission website - which contains 87 names of people who were killed in the bombing and sinking of the "SS. Kuala"
IWMDM = Story of (Nursing Sister) Marjorie de Malmanche lodged at IWM
IWMM = Story of Dr. Marjorie Lyon lodged at IWM
IWM-S = Edith Stevenson diary lodged at IWM
JPB = Japanese Propaganda Broadcast of list publicized in a 1943 edition of the Malayan Research Bureau bulletin of people ostensibly 'captured' on "SS. Tanjong Pinang" after it had picked up around 200- 208 survivors of the sinking of the "Kuala" from Pom Pong Island. This is recorded in the book "Singapore to Freedom" and in a Malayan Research Bureau bulletin in the Imperial War Museum. As can be seen from the correlation of names in the attached list, this has proven to be a very accurate list (they even have the first name of several of the people on board that the CWGC website lists only as an initial) of people on the "Tanjong Pinang" which is abbreviated to "TP" in the remainder of this document.
A private letter (from someone in Survey Dept., Singapore) to the wife of Captain Shaw after the war questions whether this Japanese Broadcast ever happened and attributes it totally to a list compiled by survivors of the "SS. Kuala" sinking gathering names whilst on the beach at Pom Pong island after the "Tanjong Pinang" had left with its complement of women and children. The title "Japanese Propaganda Broadcast" has been left as the source name because of its historical occurrence in documents of the time.
This is backed up by the finding during the compilation of this list that the JPB and the list under the name of Mrs. Ruperti are almost exactly the same including errors and matters of fine detail. It seems that what happened in fact was that the Malayan Bureau, GHQ. India chose to issue this list under the guise of it originating during a Japanese broadcast. At that time they would not have known the "Tanjong Pinang" had in fact been sunk.
Moffatt = Jonathan Moffatt, author and historian
MRB = Malayan Research Bureau bulletin
MH = Mary Harris, COFEPOW website (confidential accounts given to Mary)
MS = Margaret Shennan book "Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960"
MVDB = Malayan Volunteer database of John Brown
MVG = Evacuees list on Malayan Volunteer Group Database
NHN = Naval-History. Net, Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, World War Two, researched and compiled by Don Kindell.

NIL = Ngiong Ing Low book "When Singapore was Syonan-to"
PBD = Nurse Phyllis Brigg's diary
PODC = Presumption of death certificates that were issued for people considered to have died on the "Kuala"
Ruperti = list provided by Mrs. Luba Ruperti to Malayan Bureau in 1943 at PRO - however this list is not entirely accurate since she has people embarking on the "TP' who actually escaped from Pm Pong Island
STF = list in book "Singapore to Freedom" by Oswald Gilmour
SIA = book "Sisters in Arms "
TKD = "Life and Death in Changi" the published diary of Thomas Kitching
Wang = letter dated 11.4.43 from Mr. Wang Hau-nan to the Chinese Embassy ,London explaining his experience with his wife and daughter escaping from Singapore on the "Kuala" and asking for help in finding them since they had embarked on the "TP"
WNSF = World Naval Ships Forum website.

  • ALLAN - Miss. MAS, Singapore - listed as on "Tanjong Pinang" (JPB); Janet Elizabeth ALLAN, MAS. B.1898 (Australia) died on "TP" (C85) and (CWGC), wife of Dr. Harry Allan, MAS, Penang (MVG); also Miss E. Allan, MAS., S'Pore left on "TP" (Ruperti) Mrs. Allan, wife of Dr. Allan of Penang transshipped to "TP"(PODC) certainly the same person as Mrs. Elizabeth ALLEN, MAS, G. G., 1st aid Post, was seen on the "Kuala" (CAS); Sister Allen, seen alive on Pom Pong Island (IWMDM; STF); Miss Allen, S.J.B. (CAS) ALLEN - Mrs. Husband Private Practitioner in Penang - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also M
  • ARCHER - Able Leading Seaman Robert W. Archer, RN., from Yarmouth was on a raft with other crew (initially Captain Lt. Shaw, Young, Baird and Hissey) and a group of nurses .He had been wounded by shrapnel in his thigh, but he reached Banka Island with some of that group and after a few days was betrayed by local people and handed over to the Japanese , He was interned in Palembang and died there 17.8.45.(based on Archer testimony)
  • BAIRD - Able Seaman J. Baird was on a raft with other crew and nurses and ended up in internment in Palembang. He survived the war ( Archer testimony); after the war a Graves Investigation officer found a scrap of paper beside the lighthouse at Muntok on Banka island with the address" Baird, 92 Merton Road, Newcastle" and "Hissey" and "Archer" on it - this may have come from the site where Lt. Shaw had been buried ( Graves Registration & Enquiries letter 22 December 1948), Mr. Baird was indeed located and interviewed in Newcastle in 1948
  • BALL - Mrs. D. Ball, VAD, Singapore - boarded "TP" (ALFSEA list); Nurse Dorothy Kirker Ball, aged 36 years, Chatsworth Military Hospital, Singapore. Of Bukit Koman, Selangor, and FMS. Wife of Frank Ball - died on "TP" ( C255) and (CWGC)
  • BARNES - Mrs. Barnes on ALFSEA list as being on "TP"; also listed as on "TP" (JPB); but no other record of her death.
  • BARNETT - Mrs. Barnett, boarded "TP" and, when it sank, survived for several days on a raft but sadly drowned after leaving life raft to swim to nearby islands ( Dame Margot Turner statement); wife of Barnett, Agricultural Dept - listed as on "TP" ( JB); Mrs. Jean Patricia BARNETT (British) ,b.1915 died on "TP" ( C281) and aged 27 years, wife of Mr. H. L. Barnett, Kuala Lumpur(CWGC)
  • BEAUCHAMP-NOBBS - one record is "…E. Beauchamp - Nobbs boarded "TP" (ALFSEA); however there is also the record Alice Eileen Beauchamp Nobbs, British, daughter of Michael Egan, Pyrford ,Surrey - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); she was possibly the wife or a relative of Major Eric Herwald Beauchamp - Nobbs, FMS Volunteer and Manager of West Country Estate, Kajang, who died on 6.6.41 (Straits Times)
  • BIN RAFI - Ali Bin Rafi, Malay Seaman - he paddled to Banka Island with Captain Shaw and A/B "Geordie" Young. He survived and returned to service with the Navy upon repatriation in 1945 (testimony Ali bin Rafi to HQ. Allied Land Forces SEA April 1946)
  • BLACK - Nurse C.F. Black (Miss), QAIMNSR, ex Alexandra Hospital and engaged to a RAF pilot - survived the sinking of "TP' and was on a small raft with Able Seamen Archer, A/S Baird, A/S Hissey and six other nurses (the nurses drowned or died of exposure a few days before reaching land) but Charlotte Black died of a wound to her leg on 22-23 or 24 February( according to differing testimonies) and was buried about five miles from the village of Rambut on Banka Island (post war testimony of Able Seaman J. Baird testimony); Sister Charlotte Florence Black, QAIMNS, 20th General Hospital, aged 26 years, #206670, daughter of Robert and Charles Black - she died 24.2.42 (CWGC)
  • BREBNER - Matron Brebner, Singapore (STF); also Miss Brebner seen on Pom Pong Island(CAS); boarded "TP" ( IWMDM); listed as on "TP" (JPB); Matron Margaret Brebner, General Hospital, Singapore, age 57,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brebner, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire - died on "TP" (CWGC)
  • BRETT - Mrs. Dorothy Victoria Brett (British). B.1897.Aged 45 years, wife of Harry Cyril Brett, 3 Namly Ave., Bukit Timah Road, Singapore -died on "TP" (C544) and (CWGC); a Miss Brett(possibly one of the daughters below); was seen on the "Kuala" (CAS); ALFSEA incorrectly records a D. Brett being on the "TP' but being recovered Sumatra
  • BRETT - Eleanore Barbara Delicia Brett (British). Aged 4 years, daughter of above. B. 1938. Died on "TP" ( C545) and (CWGC); also on the ALFSEA list as being on the "TP"
  • BRETT - Joan Helen Lilian Brett, aged 15 years, British. B.1927. Daughter of above. Died on "TP" (C546) and (CWGC); ALFSEA list records an I Brett as being on the "TP";
  • BRETT - a Miss S. Brett is also recorded( is she a third daughter or other relative?) with the above as having been on the "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); ALFSEA list records an S. Brett as being on the "TP" but , in contradiction, states "recovered Sumatra"
  • BREWER - Mrs. F. W. Brewer, from Singapore, boarded "TP" (STF); possibly (from her initials) the wife of Frank Brewer, Asst. Protector of Chinese, Penang, and 3rd Btn. SSVF who was a POW (MVDB); also listed as Mrs. Nell Brewer (list of civilians who were on the "kuala" and the "TP" at PRO).
  • BROOKS - Mrs. Brooks, Colonial Nursing Service, and husband Govt. Analyst Dept., left on "TP" ( Ruperti); in contradiction there are records of two nurses , G. Brooks and A. C. Brooks as having been on the "Kuala" but not getting on the "TP" ; also there is the record of Ethel Brooks, who died on 14.2.42 around sinking of "Kuala"(CWGC) , leaving some doubt over when Mrs. Brooks died.
  • BROWN - Alexander J. Brown, Chartered Marine Engineer, Inspector of Machinery and Ex. of Engine Drivers Penang, Supt. Fire Brigade, Penang. Sub. Lt. SS. MRNVR. Wife was Mrs. N. R. Brown. - as a crew member, being the ship's Engineer, he died in the sinking of the "TP" (MVG)
  • CAMERON - Sister (Miss) J. Cameron, GH, seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); Miss Jessie Cameron, MEO, - listed as on "TP" (JB and also Ruperti), Sister J. Cameron (British) - died on "TP" (C716) and (CWGC); J. N. Cameron, Colonial Nursing Sister (MVG)
  • CHIN - Miss Chin Kim Thye, seen on "Kuala" (CAS); also Miss Chin Ken Thye, Nurse, General Hospital, Singapore, left on "TP" (Ruperti)
  • CHOONG - Nurse (Miss) Choong Kwee Cheo, a 20 year old from Kuantan Hospital who had evacuated to Singapore and was working at Kandang Kerbau Hospital, boarded the "TP" and, when that ship was sunk she survived for six days with another Eurasian nurse before they reached an island near Banka Island. She returned to Singapore in August 1942 ( from undated transcript of "Syonan Times" article in PRO); also Nurse Chuong Kwee Choo in Kuala Lipis ( ALFSEA list)
  • CLARKE - Miss Daphne Clark, MCP., seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); Mrs., Penang Municipality - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Mrs. Daphne Clarke (British). Wife of Mr. J. R. A. Clarke, Penang - died on "TP" (C849 and CWGC); incorrectly at the time was" Mrs., Daphne Clarke, reported by Spanish Embassy, Tokyo as being in Sumatra after being on "TP" (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); it is possible that the following entry in a secret document written in Changi Prison at the time refers to her husband "… Clark J. E. Alan PMC wife Kuala…" (BPPL)
  • CLARKSON - Isabella Clarkson, Nursing Sister - died on "TP" (MVG); there is no other record of her death
  • COLLETT - Mrs. Collett, Collett & Whittle, Kuala Lumpur - listed as on "TP" (JPB);also on ALFSEA list as boarding the "TP"; Marguerite Collett, aged 43 years, (British)., wife of J. R. W. Collett, Whittal & Co., Chartered Accountants, Golf View Road, Kuala Lumpur and an internee in Changi - she died on "TP" (C914) and (CWGC)
  • COOPER -Miss M. Cooper, QAIMNSR, Alexander Hospital, Singapore"…seen on island by members of QAIMNSR. Evacuated on "TP" .Not heard of since…" (Evans); Nursing Sister Mary Cooper, QAIMNS, survived the sinking of the "TP" after getting on a raft, but died in an internment camp in Muntok (Dame Margot Turner statement); she is also mentioned in Phyllis Brigg's dairy as having joined them in captivity "…The only other QA with us was an Irish Girl , Mary Cooper, whose hands were badly lacerated from sliding down the ship's rope into the sea before getting onto a raft ( not clear whether this means the "Kuala' or the "TP"…", also Mary Cooper died in June 1945 after ill-treatment after being put in Gaol whilst an internee ( PBD); survived sinking of "TP' but interned at Palembang and died of typhoid in 1945 (IWMDM)
  • CORK - Miss M. Cork, MEO - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); also Ms. Cork, AIF Nursing Service, last seen Pom Pong Island (ALFSEA); almost certainly Nurse Hetty Corke, Australian, below
  • CORKE - Ms. H. Corke boarded the "TP" (ALFSEA); Nurse Hetty Corke, MAS, parents live in Australia. She died on "TP" (C973) and (CWGC); Miss Hetty Corke, aged 38 years, is listed as having been on the "TP"(list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); her age seems to be incorrect
  • CRAIG - Miss Craig, "boarded "TP" (STF); also Miss Craig (youngest) seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); CRAIG - Miss,"...sister of Dr. Craig MEO, Education Dept, Singapore..." - listed as on "TP" (JPB), Miss Agnes Beatrice Craig, B.A. /LLB. Aged 37 years, (from New Zealand with British nationality), b.1905. Daughter of Dr. George Craig of Sydney, Australia - died on "TP" (C1042) and (CWGC); also Dr. Agnes Craig - from NZ, Lady Medical Officer, Women's Hospital, Kuala Pilah, NS. (MVG); must also be "Nessie" Thompson, sister of Dr. Florence Craig and Dr. Tessie Thompson
  • DARLINGTON - Nurse Darlington, killed by bomb on board "Kuala" (IWM- S); Sister (Miss) Darlingtons (sic) T.T.S., seen on "Kuala" (CAS); Nursing Sister Elizabeth Darlington, British, died on "TP" (CWGC); also Irene Eliz. Darlington "…interned ex S.S. Kuala…" (list of civilians on "Kuala" at PRO): ALFSEA list says she boarded the "TP"
  • DA SILVA - Miss Aurea da Silva, Medical Auxiliary Service, Singapore, about 26 years of age. Her mother, who had evacuated earlier by ship, was told in Bombay by Mrs. Pattara that "… Aurea had evacuated with other MAS on the "Kuala", had swum to shore at Pom Pom (sic) Island during the bombing and met up with Miss Pattara (presumably Clio) .The latter's sister was wounded and Mrs. Pattara was with her. As there was no food available Miss da Silva and Clio Pattara volunteered to go over the hill in the rear to obtain some food. They went off to the other side of the island and (we) are told that another ship came that way and picked them up. Unfortunately, this ship must have been bombed and sunk, as no trace of the ship, passengers etc. became available…" (article in Singapore medical Journal by L .S. da Silva, Retired Senior Pathologist); almost certainly Aurea da Silva boarded the "TP".
  • DE AMBROSIE - Sister (Miss) D'Ambrisie (sic), G.H. seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); Miss J. E.de Ambrosie, MEO. - listed as on "TP"(both JPB and ALFSEA); Miss J. E. de Ambrosie ( British) died on "TP" (C109); also Miss Jean Emily Henrietta De Ambrosi, aged 35 years, on the "TP" (list of civilians on the "Kuala" and the "TP" at the PRO) ; Miss. J. E. de Ambrosi, civilian, daughter of Mrs. E. de Ambrosi of Chiswick, Middlesex - died on 17.2.42 in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • DE SOUZA - Miss Z. De Souza, Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB). Probably the same family (one of the children?) as Cissy Catherine De Souza ( British) died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); Mrs. Cecelia "Cissy" de Souza and six children - with the exception of Marie (below) they all died around the sinking of the "Kuala" (MVG);
  • DE SOUZA - Marie, 25 years of age, daughter of Mrs. C.C. de Souza (above) survived sinking of "Kuala" and interned in Sumatra (MVG)
  • DONALD - Mrs. Donald, Kuala Lumpur. - listed as on "TP" (JB and Ruperti); also Mrs. K.L. Donald listed on "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); no other record of her death - a Nurse McDonald/MacDonald did manage to escape safely - so it is unclear whether this is correct?
  • DUNCAN - Miss Duncan, teacher, Penang, sister of Mrs. Law, left on "TP" (Ruperti); Miss. Sister in Law (sic?) of Mrs. Law., teacher, Penang - listed as on "TP" (JB); (Note: Mrs. Elizabeth Law is also a casualty listed below); Miss Robina Duncan. b.1888, civilian ,aged 54 years, daughter of Charles and Mary Duncan, Broughty Ferry, Angus - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC and C1340) ; Ms. Robina Duncan , Headmistress, Wellesley Primary School, Sister of Mrs. Law - lost at sea 17.2.42 (MVG)
  • EDWARDS - Mrs. Edwards , wife of Tommy Edwards, Auctioneer, Singapore was on the "Kuala" (passenger list at PRO); Mrs. Edwards listed as on "TP" ( JPB); there is also a Mrs. Edwards recorded by Scobie Nicholson as "…Mrs. Edwards reached Pom-Pom and left on the ill fated TP…" (IWM 96/19/1); Mrs. D. Edwards, (British), wife of A. T. Edwards, Liphook, Hampshire - died on "TP"(C1406) and (CWGC); Mrs. Dora Edwards is also listed on the "TP" (list of civilians on the "Kuala" and the "TP" at PRO); Mr. Edwards was a civilian Internee and worked in Board of Trade Shipping Control (MVG)
  • ESSON - Mrs. Edwards, Bousteads. - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); probably the same person as, Mrs. Margaret Esson, MAS. (British), b.1903. - died around sinking of "Kuala" (C1539); Superintendent Margaret Esson, age 30 years, wife of W. H. Esson- died on "TP" ( CWGC); Mr. W. H. Esson was an internee in Changi (MRB) - see also list for "Kuala"
  • ESTROP - there is conflicting evidence on Miss Estrop ; firstly " …Mrs. L. Estrop (Raub) left on "TP" ( Ruperti); against which is a story in the wartime "Syonan Times" of her surviving a the sinking of the "Kuala" and after eight months returning to Singapore ( see "Kuala" list) ; however it is feasible that she was on the TP" and survived in the same manner as nurse Choong Kwee Cheo
  • EVENNETT - Ivy Grace Evennett, British- died on "TP" (C1567); Ivy Grace Evenett - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); (Miss) Evenett also on Inglis list at PRO; she was born in 1890 at Stoke Newington, London
  • FANG - general Servant Fang Ho K. ,Naval Auxiliary Patrol ,Missing Presumed Killed (NHN); Fang Ho Koh, General Servant ,British, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, (Merchant Navy) , husband of (fang ) Wee Tee, Hainan Island, China - he died on 17.2.42 in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • FAWCETT - "…the Brigadier was asked to take the service when the two bodies killed on board while leaving Singapore were buried at sea '..a terribly raw and bare funeral..', I thought…" (Major George Richard Storry, IWM 01/34/1); "…senior officers, Army and Air force, were also included[in the evacuees on the ship] amongst whom was Brigadier General Fosset (sic) who had lost three fingers in the bombing .He nearly passed away…" ( edited account of "Kuala" sinking related by Lt. Franklin Caithness to the late Cdr. H. V. Creer, RAN - Naval Historical Society of Australia); "…FAWCETT BRGDR? WOUNDED NEI…" (BPPL);"…Brigadier Fawcett, badly wounded, was dragged out of the water [by McHugh] and put on the "TP"…" (J. N. McHugh report, Malayan Research Bureau papers, CO 980/217 National archives Kew0); "Brigadier Fawcett…presumed lost at sea while on his way from Singapore to India to take up his appointment as Director of Military Operations there. However, later evidence suggests that his boat was wrecked on a small island where he and his companions were discovered by the Japanese and killed…" (Roll of Honour, Sedburgh School, Cumbria - where Brigadier Fawcett had been a pupil); Brenda Macduff recalls a very senior, wounded, Army person insisting on getting on the "TP" because he had to get to Sumatra on important military business (BMP); Brigadier Walter Lindley Fawcett, MC., General Staff, Commands and Staff, 9th Gurkha Rifles ( formerly 2nd Battalion), aged 46 years, husband of Margaret Fawcett of Dunstone, Yealmpton, Devon - he died 13.2.42 (CWGC)
  • FLINTER - Mrs. Lucy L. Flinter, British, wife of Mr. M. Flinter of Singapore - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); however there remains a contradictory record of "…Mrs. Flinter left on the "TP" (Ruperti)
  • FORGIE - Sister ( Miss) M. J. Forgies (sic) , G.H. , seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); Miss M. J. MEO Malayan Nursing Service, General Hospital - listed as on "TP" ( JPB and Ruperti) ; Nursing Sister Mary Johnston Forgie (Miss), age 34 years, British, daughter of J. A. Forgie, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire - died on "TP" ( CWGC)
  • FOWLER - Miss Fowler, QAIMNS, Alexander Hospital, Singapore "…seen by members of QAIMNS, on island after shipwreck. Evacuated from island on "TP". Not since heard of…" (Evans); Nurse M. H. T. Fowler - listed as missing in 1943 and as having been on the "TP" (CAS); Sister Marjorie Helen Taylor Fowler, QAIMNS, aged 28 years, daughter of John and Mennie Fowler of West Lewinson, Inverness-shire - she died on 17.2.42 (CWGC)
  • GARDNER - Mrs. Alice Marcella, age 53 years, civilian, wife of Angus S. Gardner - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); in letter to a fellow internee in Changi, Angus Gardner learned that she had "...drowned after bombing of Kuala…" (TKD. 253); Ms. Gardner on "Kuala" (ALFSEA) - but then in apparent contradiction "Ms. A.M. Gardner boarded "TP" (ALFSEA) also (with a confusion of surnames) probably the same person is the record "Gardner, Miss, wife of R. H. Green, Braddle Bros., Singapore. Unofficially reported by brother-in-law. Ex Kuala- transshipped 16.2.42 Tanjong Pinang Island. Unofficial report from Mrs. K. Stevens" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and TP" at PRO); there may have been a Mrs. and a Miss Gardner in this group or this may be the same person as,
  • GARDINER - Mrs. Gardiner, QAIMNSR, (Malayan Service EMNS), "…not seen by any survivors since shipwreck…" (Evans)
  • GERARD - Lt. Eric Stephen Gerard, RNZVR and Sub. Lt MRNVR, b.1910 aged 32 years, from NZ. A journalist in civilian life. Husband of Valerie Gerard of Lower Hutt, NZ. Ex "HMS Pangkor". He was the First Lt. on the "TP" and appears to have survived the sinking but "… was left weak with wounds and drowned…" ( NZ Military Historical Society Inc); the NZ Navy appears to have never had or mislaid his personnel records
  • GIBSON - Miss A. Gibson, SGH. seen on "Kuala" and Pom Pong Island (CAS); Miss Annie, MEO. - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Miss Anne Frame Gibson, Colonial Nursing Sister, age 35 years, (British), b.1907. of Forth, Lanarkshire - died on "TP" (C1835) and (CWGC); Colonial Nursing Sister , Alor Star (MVG);probably the same person as Ms. A. F. Gibbon, Civil Nursing Sister (ALFSEA); this person may be the same as ,
  • GIDEON - Miss A. Gideon , S/N, seen on "Kuala" (CAS); Miss A. Gideon left on "TP" (Ruperti); no other record of her death and could be a mix-up with Miss Gibson above
  • GREEN - Mrs. Peggy Green"…in the water I saw Mrs. Peggy Green…who reached, as far as I know the Sumatran mainland safely…" (I. G. Salmond Report at PRO); Mrs. R. F. Green "…boarded the TP" (STF); boarding also confirmed by another "Kuala" passenger ( Mrs. Stevens letter 21.6.42 and also Mrs. Cross at PRO); Pegi Rosamund Emyah, b.1918, VAD - died on "TP" (C1971); Mrs. Pegi Rosamund Emyah Green, age 24, Nurse VAD., (British), wife of Robert H. Green, Holland Road, Singapore - died on "TP" (CWGC); Robert H. 'Bobby' Green was Captain, H Company, 2nd Btn. SSVF and a solicitor with John G. Campbell, Raffles Place, Singapore as well as a POW in Singapore and Thailand (MVDB)
  • GRENIER - Mrs. Grenier ,Kuala Lumpur (passenger list at PRO); Mrs. A. Grenier, civilian, wife of Mr. N. J. C. Grenier - she died in the sinking of the "TP" (CWGC); Norman St. John Charles Grenier was a Pensioner ( ex Press manager of Caxton Press) and was interned in Changi (MVDB)
  • GRIEVE - 'Tom' Thomas Bodden Grieve, Sub. Lt. MRNVR, "HMS Laburnum", b. 1911, Tynemouth. Wearne Bros., Kuala Lumpur. Wife Gwen and son A. had been evacuated 0n "Orion" to Freemantle. "…Officially lost at sea 15.2.42 but in fact died on "TP"…" (MVG)
  • HARTLEY - Mrs. Hartley, Pelam (sic?) Estate, Kedah - listed as on "TP" (JB); Mr. and Mrs. Hartley, Palm Estate, Kedah, left on "TP" (Ruperti); Mrs. Hartley, age 40 years, civilian - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); in contradiction, insofar as the ship, to Mrs. Kathleen Hartley, wife of Mr. M. R. Hartley, civilian and internee in Changi - she was lost at sea on either the "Kuala" or the "TP" (MVG); also Mrs. Kate Hartley, aged 40 years, was on the "TP' ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); also Mrs. Hartley, Kedah, boarded the "TP" (ALFSEA)
  • HENNESSY - Mrs. Hennessey & son seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); Mrs. Hennessey , wife of Lt. Col. Hennessy, RAMC - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Ms. N. M. Hennessey (British) born 1919 - died on "TP" (C 2239); L. M. Hennessey, wife of Lt. Col. F. W. Hennessy - died on "TP" (CWGC); also and a listing of a Mrs. B. M. Hennessey as having been on the "TP" ( list of civilians on the "Kuala" and the "TP" at PRO)
  • HENNESSY - child - listed as on "TP" (JPB); L. M. , a child (British) - died on "TP" ( C2238); Hennessy - R.J. , son of Lt. Col E. W. Hennessy and of L. M. Hennesy - died on "TP" (CWGC)
  • HISSEY - A/B Alfred George Hissey, a crew member, was on a raft with other crew and some nurses. Baird testimony says Hissey was from Reading and had served on "HMS. Repulse'. Wounded in the left wrist he reached Banka Island on the Carley Float with Archer, Baird and Sister Black., but was captured and interned in Palembang (Archer testimony); he died as a POW on 26.7.45 and is buried in Jakarta, (CWGC)
  • HOGAN - Mrs. Hogan, Penang, seen on "Kuala" (CAS); Mrs. Olive Ethel Hogan, Nurse, Medical Auxiliary Service, Penang (from Australia) wife of Claude D. D. Hogan - she died in the sinking of the "TP"(unrecorded reference); also Mrs. Claude Douglas Deveraux Hogan, aged 56 years, was a Barrister-in Law, also a Captain, 2nd. Btn. SSVF., attached HQ Malay Command and who was a POW in Changi.(MVDB) ; "… Hogan C. D. P. lawyer Penang POW (BPPL); there is also a record by Mrs. Ruperti saying that "…Mrs. Hogan, son and niece were on the "Kuala" …", leaving open the strong possibility that Mrs. Hogan's son and niece also boarded the "TP" with her - the oversight would be understandable since the boarding of the "TP" took place at night on Pom Pong Island
  • HOLLANDS - Miss B. Halland (sic), lady member of IMNS attached 27th G. Hospital "… blast of lungs. Condition serious. Taken from island by small craft bound for Java. Not heard of since…" (Evans); Mrs. Betty. Indian Medical Nursing Home. - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Miss Betty Hollands, IANS., listed as on the "Kuala" (CAS); Sister (Miss) Beatrice Helena Hollands, aged 27 years, of Indian nationality, 17 Combined general Hospital, Singapore, niece of Major H. C. Phillips of East Ewell, Surrey - she died 16.2.42 (CWGC) - so it is unclear whether she died on Pompong Island or on the "TP" or even in Sumatra and this is compounded by "… Miss Betty Hollands, IMC, and 4 IMS girls of nursing home Johore, left on "TP"…" (Ruperti)
  • HOWE - Mrs. Howe, from Australia, cake shop owner, Singapore - possibly got on "TP" (MVG); in 1915 there is mention of a Mrs. (Robin?) Howe giving cake making classes at the YWCA in Singapore ( Straits Times); also as an example used in a book to describe the standard of living in pre-War Singapore"…In the European section of the city there was a cake -shop and café in Battery Road, known as "GH's" after its owner, an Australian called Mrs. Howe. At marbled - topped tables the clientele would recklessly ignore their waistlines in exchange for the joy of Mrs. Howe's gateaux and home-made ice creams…" ( WBTW)
  • HYDE - "…Fay Hyde (Richard Hoop's sister) went on the "TP"…" ( IWML); Kathleen Fay Moslyn, b. 1912 - died on "TP" (C2411); there was an unofficial(Vatican) and obviously incorrect report that Mrs. Fay Hyde had been interned; Mrs. Kathleen Fay Mostyn Hyde, Nurse VAD, Singapore, aged 30 years, wife of Anthony Hyde of Bellamy road, Kuala Lumpur. Daughter of Dr. A. L. and Mrs. Hoops, Blackheath, London - she died on 17.2.42 in the sinking of the "TP" (CWGC)
  • I - Nurse Theresa ( the Japanese or British writer of this list seem unclear on the surname and have just put in the letter "I") - listed as on the "TP" (JPB); Nurse I Theresa was also seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS)
  • JACQUES - Mrs. Jacques, mother of Mrs. Stafford, on Kuala" (passenger list at PRO); Mrs. Jacques seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS) ; and Mrs. Jacques, Taiping. "…boarded 'TP' …"(STF); Nurse (Mrs.) Kathleen Jacques, born 1892. - died on "TP" (C2490); Nurse Kathleen Jacques, VAD., age 50 years , (British), wife of Eric Taylor Jacques - died on "TP" (CWGC); Eric Taylor Jacques was in the MRNVR and Manager, Malang Estate, Perak, also an internee in Changi and Sime Road (MVDB) - perusal of the "Straits Times "JACQUES -Mrs. Jacques , mother of Mrs. Stafford, on "Kuala" ( passenger list at archives confirms that Mr. & Mrs. E. T. Jacques, did work and live on Malang Estate as far back as 1926 and their daughter Diana married Mr. C. U. Stafford in 1937 bringing together two of Taiping's oldest European families - see Stafford below
  • JANSON - Mrs. And two children, listed as on "TP" (JPB)
  • JAKEO - Mrs. Jakeo, husband planter, Perak. - listed as on "TP"(JPB) - this is very possibly a misspelling of either the names Jacques, Jago or Jageo
  • JENKINS - Dora Jenkins (British), b. 1901 - died around sinking of "kuala" (C2530); Mrs. Dora Jenkins, age 41 years, wife of William Edward Jenkins, Gaol House, Changi - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); however there is also the record that Mrs. Jenkins left on "TP" (Ruperti), which raises a question on when she lost her life
  • JOACHIM (sic?) - Mrs. Taiping - listed as on "TP" (JPB)- see JOAQUIN below
  • JOACHIM (sic?) - Miss. Taiping. - listed as on "TP" (JPB) - see JOAQUIN below
  • JOAQUIN - Mrs. Joachin (sic) & daughter left on the "TP" (Ruperti); M. P. Joaquin, civilian - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC) ; also listed as Mrs. Marie A. Joaquim, aged 52 years, on the "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO) Mrs. M. P. Joaqui(m), wife of B. J. P. Joaquim - died in sinking of "TP" (MVG); Mr. J.P. Joaquim, Federal Motors, was listed as "…last seen in the NEI…" (MRB 2/43), then also was listed as an internee in Changi (MRB); also Joaquim J.P. Fed Mtrs. (BML) POW…" (BPPL)
  • JOAQUIN - F. Joaquin, civilian - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); also listed as Miss Francis Joaquim, aged 32 years, was on the "TP' (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • JONES - Mrs. Jones & child, husband Borneo Motors, KL, left on the "TP" (Ruperti); Mrs. Jones, C/- Borneo Motors. - listed as on "TP" (JPB); this could be conjectured to have been the wife of Thomas Patrick "Pat" Desmond Jones, Lt., 2nd Btn., Malay Regiment, and employed as a Motor Engineer with Borneo Motors, Singapore - he died in the jungle in July 1943 after escaping from SONKURAI., however there seems to be some duplication with,
  • JONES - Mrs. P. Jones, wife of N. R. Jones. - died on "TP" ( CWGC); also listed as Mrs. Phyllis Jones , aged 30-35 years, on the "TP" (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); and it seems with her son,
  • JONES -E. A. Jones, civilian, son of N. R. Jones and P. Jones - died on "TP" (CWGC); it is not clear whether this is the same child as, JONES - child. -listed as on "TP" (JPB); and the same child as JONES - aged 4 years - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC)
  • JONES -Miss. W. M. Jones, civilian ( British), daughter of Mrs. A. Jones, Barbourne, Worcestershire - died on "TP" (CWGC); also Miss Winifred May Jones listed as being on the "Kuala" ( list of people believed to have been on the "Kuala"); Ms. Winifred Jones , Nursing Sister, Colonial Service - died on "Kuala" (MVG); also Miss Jones, nurse, died on "Kuala" (SIA); also Sister W. Jones, Pekan Kuantan, seen on the "Kuala" (CAS)
  • JONES - Matron Jones, QAIMNS, Principal Matron of Eastern Command, Alexander Hospital, Singapore "…not seen by any survivor since first attack on ship. Believed killed direct hit on cabin. Direct hit witnessed by survivors…" (Evans); Matron Violet Maud Evelyn - died on 14.2.42 (WNSF); Matron Jones, Alexandra Hospital (IWM-S); there is one contrary but unsubstantiated record in the Changi Museum website "...Ms. V. M. E. Jones, (British). QAINMS, died on "TP"..." (C2605); Matron Jones had the task of ordering the remaining nurse to leave Singapore on the "Kuala" (BMP); Matron Principal Violet Maud Evelyn Jones, RRC, QAIMNS, aged 51 years, #206238, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Jones, died 14.2.42 (CWGC)
  • KEIR - Miss Anne Keir, MEO. Malayan Nursing Service, General Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Miss Annie Carmichael Keir , SNR, CMB, age 31 years, daughter of David & Mary Keir, Milnathert, Kinrossshire - died on "TP"(CWGC)
  • KING - Mrs. Colin King- boarded "TP" (STF); wife of Rev. Colin King listed as on "TP" (JB and Ruperti); Mrs. Leonora King, age 32 years, MAS., wife of Rev. Colin King - died on "TP" (CWGC); the Rev. Colin King, Educ. Penang was listed as an internee in 1944 (MRB)
  • KITCHEN - Mrs. Kitchen, Singapore - "…boarded "TP"... " (STF); presumably the same person as,
  • KITCHING- Mrs. Nora Kitching, age 45 years, Nurse, wife of Thomas Kitching (who died in Changi) - died around sinking of "Kuala"(CWGC); Mrs. .Kitching was also a Nurse and her story is covered in Thomas Kitching's diary compiled whilst he was interned in Changi (TKD); Mrs. Kitching is recorded as having been on the "Kuala" ( list of people believed to have been on the "Kuala" at PRO) - if Oswald Gilmour is correct in STF, Mrs. Kitching actually embarked on the "TP"; this is corroborated in a passenger list at the PRO which states Mrs. I. Kitching, wife of T. Kitching, Survey dept (left PomPong on SS Tanjong Pinang)
  • KLASSEN - Miss Hilda Klassen, General Hospital, Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti);also Sister (Miss) Klassen, S/N, N.K. seen on PomPong Island (CAS) Nursing Sister H. Klassen, British, - died on "TP" (CWGC)
  • LANDON - Mrs. Pen Landon (full name Penelope Minna Landon). Nurse, MAS. Selangor and later Red Cross Auxiliary, Singapore. Husband Jim M. P. Landon, rubber planter, Cluny Estate, Slim River, Perak, and also in the Perak Defence Force and the Singapore Observer Corps - she died on the "TP" (grandson David Wingate); also Mrs. P.M. Landon, Slim River ( Inglis list at PRO)
  • LAW - Mrs. Law, (sister of Miss Duncan) teacher, Penang - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Mrs. Elizabeth Law, age 59 years, widow of William Law - died on "TP" (CWGC); also Mrs. E. Law, Alex. Hospital (Inglis list at PRO)
  • LE BLANC SMITH - Sister Beatrice Le Blanc Smith - survived the sinking of the "Kuala" but later died after sinking of "TP" .She had managed to get on a life raft after the "TP" was sunk, but died on the raft ( "Angels Under Fire"); also after the "TP" had sunk "…amid the terror stricken spillage in the sea Margot[Turner] and another QA [Beatrice Le Blanc Smith] tied two rafts together and swam about until they had brought sixteen people together, six of them children and two of these babies under one year old. By dawn two women had gone. The other Sister, Beatrice Le Blanc Smith who had concealed a terrible wound, died in the afternoon and by the next morning still more had slipped away…" (WBTW); she was also listed as missing having boarded the "TP" (CAS); Sister Beatrice Le Blanc Smith, QAIMNS, 1st Malayan General, aged 31 years, #206286, daughter of Frederick and Gladys Le Blanc Smith of Wargrave - On -Thames, Berkshire - she died on 18.2.42 (CWGC) which indicates she actually survived the sinking of the "TP" and was on a raft for a day.
  • LIM - Lim Chin Hiong, Singapore, was on "Kuala" (Inglis list), amy be the same family as below,
  • LIM - Lim Seow Chuan and baby, Singapore (Inglis list at PRO) may be the same family as Lim mentioned below
  • LIM - Mrs., Ipoh - listed as on "TP" (JPB)
  • LIM - child, Ipoh - listed as on "TP" (JPB)
  • LIM - child, Ipoh - listed as on "TP" (JPB), could be the following family listed as on the "Kuala",
  • LIM - Lim Chin Hiong, Singapore ( Inglis list at PRO)
  • LIM - Lim Seow Chuan and baby (Inglis list at PRO)
  • LIVINGSTONE - Miss M. Livingstone, MEO., Malayan Nursing Service , General Hospital - listed as on " TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Miss Livingstone on the "Kuala" (CAS); Marjorie, MAS.b.1902 - died on "TP" (C3018); Marjorie Josephine Livingstone, Sister Malayan Nursing Service, age 40 years, (British), of Lower Swainswick, Bath, Somerset - died on "TP" (CWGC)
  • LOWDON - Mrs. Lowden ( nee Miss Brow) , Colonial Nurse, left on "TP" (Ruperti); and ALFSEA records a Ms. M. L. Lowdon as being on the "TP" ; which contradicts Mrs. Marion Louisa Lowdon , aged 34 years, wife of David Lowdon of Abbey Wood, London - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); interestingly Mr. D. Lowden, banker, reached Padang and embarked on a ship to safety on 1.3.42 so he might well have also been a passenger on the "Kuala"(ECEP)
  • LOWRY - Miss Lowry, MEO., General Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB);Miss Lowry , G.H. on "Kuala" (CAS) Nurse Ellen Carr Lowry - died on "TP" (C3019); Ellen Carr Lowry, Nurse, British, Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lowry, Belfast, Northern Ireland - died on "TP"(CWGC)
  • MACPHERSON - Nurse Catherine MacPherson, had trained at Middlesex Hospital with Brenda Macduff - "…she boarded the "TP"…" (BMP); also "…left on "TP" ..." (IWM-S); Nursing Sister Catherine Munro MacPherson, age 27 years, General Hospital, Singapore, British, daughter of Lilian and Robert MacPherson - died on the "TP" (CWGC
  • MATHER - Mrs. Mather & child boarded "TP" (Ruperti); Mrs. Mather, Prisons Dept., Kuala Lumpur - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Mrs. Mather, civilian, British, age 25 years, died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); also L. P. Mather, female, b.1917, died "Kuala" (C31240; probably the wife of Mr. James Mather, b. 1909, Prison Officer and Internee in Changi - however there seems to be some potential for confusion between this person and Mrs. Mathew listed below
  • MATHER - child - listed as on "TP"(JPB); child , aged 3 years, died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); also (C3128) ; also it is not clear whether there was one or two children with Mrs. Mather since there is also the record,
  • MATHER - Miss Maureen Mather, aged 7 years, seen in water, daughter of above, boarded "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • MATHEW -Dorothy Mathew, civilian, British, died 14.2.42 around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); also Mrs. Dorothy Mathew, wife of James Mathew, 52 Pearl Hill terrace, Singapore who had a Presumption of Death Certificate issued in her name (PODC) also even though surname is slightly different, Mrs. Dorothy Mather , aged 31 years, seen in water at Pom Pong Island and boarded "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO);
  • MCCONNACHY - Miss McConoghie (sic), GH., seen at Pom Pong Island (CAS); Miss E. McConnachy left on "TP" (Ruperti); Miss. E. McConnachy, MEO listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Miss Ethel Florence McConachy, aged 50 years, boarded "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • MCCUE - Signalman McCue , a crew member from New Zealand, had received a wound which had nearly blown is foot off and was on a raft with A/S Richardson but died after five days (A/S Richardson testimony) - SEE MCHUGH NEXT
  • MCHUGH - Signalman Daniel Brendan McHugh , Royal New Zealand Navy,Sig.2397NZD, ex "HMS Tenedos" is listed on the NZ Navy Devonport memorial as dying on 31.3.42 with no other details - as the only Navy Signalman who died in 1942 and being also a New Zealander, research has not yet been able to establish for certain whether this is in fact MCCUE mentioned above but it looks extremely likely that it is the same person(CWGC for the basic facts); information from the NZ Navy Museum, Auckland, confirms that Daniel McHugh was a Signal man rating from Auckland, NZ, and joined the NZ Division of the Royal Navy on 7 March 1941,posted to "HMS. Sultan' on 22 July 1941 and was officially there until the Fall of Singapore when his record card shows" Run" (NZ Navy Museum); which is an implication of desertion. However it seems more correct that, as New Zealander like the three officers assembled for the "TP" and like other sailors then at a loose end at the shore based "HMS Sultan" in Singapore, he in fact had joined Lt. Shaw on the "TP" on 13.2.42 when it was heading to Batavia and acted honorably in his duties to the end of his life, which should be more correctly recorded as on 22.2.42.
  • MCINTYRE - Mrs. McIntyre , Singapore listed as on "Kuala" (STF); also Mrs. Thea McIntyre noted as boarding "TP" ( Mrs. Stevens letter 21.6.42 and list at PRO); and possibly the husband, Mr. Hugh McIntyre, aged 49 years, Osteopath and Radiologist, New Zealander learned in Changi prison camp on 10 May 1943 that his wife had been on the "Kuala" and had been interned (TKD p.265)
  • MILNE - Miss Jean Milne, MEO. Malayan Nursing Service, General Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Sister (Miss) Jean Milne, seen on Pom Pong island (CAS); Miss Milne "…boarded 'TP'…" (STF); Nursing Sister Barbara Jane Milne, aged 32 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milne, New Deer, Aberdeenshire - died on the "TP" (CWGC)
  • MONIA/MONIER/MONICA - Miss Helen Monia, French Palais de Modes, MSA., Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB) ; Miss Helen Monier, Palais de Modes, Singapore, left on "TP" (Ruperti); Miss Helen Monica, French, MAS, seen on Pom Pong Island,"…transported"? (CAS) - the surname of Helen has not been determined but the Palais de Modes was a business selling lingerie , millinery and gowns initially at 20 High Street Singapore in 1933 but by 1937 was in the fashionable Capitol Building where it occupied shop 12A ( Straits Times)
  • MORRISON - Miss Jean Morrison. MEO - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Miss Jean Cross Morrison, aged 39 years, boarded the "TP" ( list of civilians on "kuala" and "TP" at PRO); also Miss J. Morrison, Singapore General (Inglis list at PRO); also Nursing Sister J. C. Morrison boarded the "TP" (ALFSEA) - however there is no formal record of her death
  • MURRAY - also Miss Lilian Murray, seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); Miss Lillian Murray left on "TP" (Ruperti); Miss Lily Murray, MEO, Malayan Nursing Service, General Hospital. - listed as on "TP" (JPB); ); also confirmed as on "TP" aged 47 years (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); Nursing Sister L. Murray - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • MYERS - Miss A. C. E. Myers left on "TP" (Ruperti); Matron Ann Charlotte Elizabeth, CMB., aged 43 years of Sungei Buloh Leper Settlement, Kuala Lumpur -died on 17.2.42 in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • NELSON - Miss (I) Nelson. MEO, General Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Miss Nelson on "Kuala" ( CAS); also Miss Ida May Nelson, aged 38 years on "TP" (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); Nursing Sister I. M. Nelson, British, daughter of Mr. W. Nelson, Helens Bay, Co. Down, Northern Ireland - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • NEUBRONNER - Sister Olga Neubronner "…had a miscarriage on a raft after the "Kuala" went down…she recovered from this but was later imprisoned with five other nurses by the "Kempetai and never fully recovered from that harsh treatment. She died in March 1945 in Muntok internment camp…"(PBD): possibly a passenger on the on "TP" but this is only by inferences in a diary ;however other sources suggest that Mrs. Neubronner was a passenger on the "Vyner Brooke" and was first interned at Muntok in 1942 - either possibility remains open because the camp at Muntok saw women arrive who had been on many ships ( even Margot Turner from the "TP") ( WBTW); Mrs. Neubronner was originally Miss Olga Mary Gunner who married Mr. Guy V. Neubronner at St. Andrews Cathedral on 27.3.39 , Mr. Neubronner was an accountant with Evatt & Co. and Miss Gunner worked at the General Hospital, Johore Bahru(Straits Times)
  • NEWMAN - Jim Newman with wife and daughter (MH); he is not known to have been on the "TP" but is presumably the husband of ,
  • NEWMAN -Mrs. Newman & daughter left on "TP" (Ruperti); Mrs. Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Mrs. Minnie Newman boarded the "TP"; they are presumably the mother and father of
  • NEWMAN - Miss Newman, Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Miss D. Newman , Singapore (Inglis list at PRO); also Miss Grace Newman boarded the "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); also the reference "…Newman G. Kuala drowned or killed …"(BPPL); one of these people will be the same person as G. N. Newman, British - died in sinking of "TP" (only record of Newman family at CWGC); there is also a reference that another or one of the children of this family survived at least the "Kuala" sinking - "Newman junior Kuala - son of G. N int Padang…" (BPPL)
  • NOBBS -see Beauchamp-Nobbs
  • O'SULLIVAN - Mrs. (Eve) O'Sullivan, dress shop, Singapore. - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Mrs. Edith Frances O'Sullivan, civilian, British, wife of Eugene O' Sullivan of 7 Orchard Road, Singapore - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); Mrs. O'Sullivan is recorded as competing in golf tournaments during 1937-40 with some other women who also boarded the "Kuala" ( Mesdames Hirst, Brooks and Walker) (Straits Times)
  • PATTARA - Mrs. Pattara, fate unknown? (STF) and three daughters listed on "Kuala" (STF); Mrs. and Miss Pattara are recorded as having reached Bombay (CAS); Mrs. Anthoula L. Pattara was the wife of Zacharia Pandazzi Pattara, b. 1876, they were both originally from Greece, but had been in Singapore for many decades Mr. Pattara had a business in High Street, Singapore near Da Silva's the jewelers, selling Panama hats, dresses, shirts and "Camel" coffee which the Sultan of Johore came over regularly to buy. They had five daughters Clio and her twin Ino, Thetie, Terpie and Thalia - all named after Greek Goddesses. After experiencing shelling of their house they had moved into town to stay with a friend, Mrs. Haggart, in the Capitol Apartments and soon after decided the family must evacuate. Mrs. Pattara, Ino, Clio and Thetie agreed - but Terpie was by then engaged to a school teacher (Benny Szynkiewicz who would later lose his life as a POW on the death march in Borneo) and Thalia decided she would stay with her father. So four evacuated on the "Kuala" and those remaining were soon interned in Changi were Zacharia, Terpie Pattara aged 22 years and Ms. Terinthaly Pattara aged 20 years. Zacharia died in Sime Road camp in may 1945. Mrs. Pattara and Ino were both rescued (presumably by Capt. Bill Reynolds in one of his two voyages between Pom Pong Island and Sumatra) and reached India - where Anthoula lived in Nanital (deep in the Himalayas0 and Ino had a job in Dehli. Ino later married Jack Friel and moved to live in Auckland, New Zealand. She passed away in about 2000. In 2009 both Terpie and Thalia are living in the UK. (Conversation with Miss Terpie Pattara in May 2009); see also Peter Thompson's book "Battle for Singapore" for the story of the Pattara family.
  • PATTARA - Cheo (sic) Pattara - listed as on "TP"(JB); Miss Pattara noted having been on "Kuala" , fate unknown (STF); C. Pattara, daughter of Zacharia and A. L. Pattara - died on 17.2.42 in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); also a Miss Pattara ( researcher's assumption is that this was Clio) met up with Miss Aurea da Silva on Pom Pong Island and they both boarded the "TP" ( see da Silva record for detail) ;
  • PATTARA - Thetie Pattara - listed as on "TP" (JB); "Miss Pattara. Fate unknown." (STF); T. Pattara, daughter of Zacharia and A. L. Pattara - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); however in contradiction to the CWGC record the da Silva record mentioned above records only one sister leaving with Aurea da Silva on the "TP" and also only one sister wounded and with Mrs. Pattara on the Island; also during 2008 Miss Terpie Pattara was advised by a family member that the body of Thetie had been found by survivors on Pom Pong Island in the days after the bombing and buried on Pom Pong Island (conversation with Terpie Pattara); the conclusion then must be that Thetie lost her life trying to reach the shore at Pom Pong island during the bombing.
  • PEDLOW - Miss E. D. Pedlow, QAIMNS, Alexander Hospital, Singapore "…seen by members of QAIMNS on island after shipwreck. Evacuated on SS "TP" .Not heard of since…" (Evans); Nurse E. D. - listed as on the "TP" and missing in 1943 (CAS); she was presumably the same person as Miss D. Padlow, QAIMNS., who was listed as having been on the "Kuala" (CAS); also Sister Edith Doreen Pedlow, QAIMNS, # 206391, daughter of Mt. and Mrs. W. Pedlow - she is recorded as dying on 20.2.42 which indicates that she survived on one of the rafts for three days after the sinking of the "TP" (CWGC)
  • PENSELER - Mrs. Lucy Penseler, Nursing Sister, age 47 years, of Bukit Koman, Selangor, FMS, wife of Wolfram H.H. Penseler, DSC., MA., - she died in the sinking of the "TP" (CWGC); Wolfram Penseler was a highly qualified mining engineer from NZ and an internee in Changi
  • PERRY - Miss Madeline Perry, boarded the "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); Miss Madeline Perry, civilian, daughter of Mrs. E. Perry of Stanford Bridge, Worcester - died in the sinking of the "TP" (CWGC) - the Perry family were related by marriage to the Reutens family ( see below)
  • POTTS - Mrs. A. C. Potts, Singapore - "…boarded "TP"… (STF); also Mr. and Mrs. .Potts seen on Pom Pong Island, then "Mrs. S Africa, Mr. N. Nil…" possibly family of Cap. H. C. M. Potts, FMSVF and POW (MVDB); also Mrs. Kate Potts boarded "TP" (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO) possibly family of Capt. H. C. M. Potts, FMSVF, and POW(MVDB); also Mr. and Mrs. Potts, Cold Storage in Padang (Ruperti) so the record in STF seems incorrect
  • RAYNER - Miss Rayner, Teacher, Penang. - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); also Miss Raynor (injured at wharf) teacher (CAS): also Miss Vivien May Raynor boarded "TP" (list of civilians on "Kuala' and "TP" at PRO); V. M. Rayner, civilian - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • REDDIE - Miss Reddie, G.H., "…seen in water…" at Pom Pong island (CAS); Mrs. Reddie, Colonial Nursing sister, left on the "TP" (Ruperti)
  • REUTENS - Miss. A. Reutens, Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); also Miss A. Reutens boarded the "TP" (list of civilians on "Kuala" and TP" at PRO); Senior Superintendent Aurea Melinda Reutens, Medical Auxiliary Service, age 41 years, wife of Esmond Reutens, of 44 St. Michaels Road, Singapore - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC) - the Reutens family were related by marriage to the Perry family (seeabove)
  • RICHARDSON - Able Seaman J. Richardson, a crew member who was at the helm when the Japanese attacked, was ex "HMS. Prince of Wales" and ended up on a raft with another crew and two nurses. They were separated from the nurses (possibly Turner and Cooper).He was on the raft for eight days; his last companion was Signalman McCue who died of wounds after five days. He was picked up by a Japanese cruiser and was interned in Palembang. ( Richardson testimony)
  • ROBERTSON - Mrs. Robertson, husband A. P. C. - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Sister (Mrs.) Robertson, GH., noted as on the "Kuala" (CAS); probably the same person as "Mrs. Robertson, Singapore …boarded "TP" (STF); also a Mrs. Robertson having boarded the "TP" is confirmed by another "Kuala" passenger ( Mrs. Stevens letter 21.6.42); also Mrs. Gladys Robertson boarded the "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO);also "…Bisseker told me Mrs. Robertson was on the same ship; she had a flesh wound from a bomb splinter, but was not seriously hurt and was taken on board another ship which was bound for Batavia with all the women and children, but I have heard no news of this ship ever arriving…( letter by Mr. W. G. Taylor of Shell Oil dated 2.4.42, after he had escaped to Durban, to Shell Oil Company magazine July 1942); and the same person as Mrs. G. Robertson, civilian, British, wife of D.S. Robertson, Arundel, Sussex - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); D.S. Robertson was a Private in the Support company, 1stBtn ., SSVF(MVDB); there is a reference in 1942 to "… Robertson D.S. APC Kuala NEI wife also capt? (inf X UK) …" (BPPL); APC is Anglo/Asiatic Petroleum Company; Duncan Stuart Robertson was post war Manager , Shell Oil , Penang and he retired in 1952.
  • ROBINSON - Mrs. Robinson. The husband of a Mrs. Robinson was told whilst in Changi that she had been interned after surviving (possibly in Batavia) (TKD p.257); however there is also Mrs. Robinson left on "TP" (Ruperti) ; Mrs. Robinson Wife of Mr. Robinson, Manager, Great Eastern Live(sic) Insurance Co., - listed as on "TP" (JPB); as well as a listing on the CWGC website stating - Mrs. Hilda Robinson, age 54 years, MAS., wife of Archie Robinson, 4 Gallop Road, Singapore - died on "TP" (CWGC),; Archie Robinson, aged 51 years, was Actuary General for Eastern Life and an internee in Changi
  • ROBINSON - Miss Robinson. Nursing Sister, Penang - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Miss Mabel Robinson, MEO, Malayan Nursing Service, General Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Mabel Robinson, Nursing Sister, Penang - died on "TP" (C4246); Mabel Robinson, civilian (British) - died on "TP"(CWGC);
  • RON - Mrs. J. P. Ron, husband , Mercantile Bank, S'Pore left on "TP" (Ruperti); however, this could have been someone's illegible writing on the beaches of Pom Pong Island this is most likely the same person as ,
  • ROSS - Mrs. J.B. Ross, Mercantile Bank, Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also Mrs. John Ross, husband Mercantile seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); also "…Ross J. B. Merc bank Int P'B???? wife Tanj. Pinang?... (BPPL); Isabella Ross, Nurse, Medical Auxiliary Service. B. 1890. Died in sinking of "TP" (C4283); Mrs. Isabella Ross, MA. Nurse MAS., age 52 years, wife of John Black Ross, Abington, in Lanarkshire - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); MRB (2/43) notes Mr. J. B. Ross was last seen in NEI. .,
  • RUPERTI / RUPERTIES - Madame Ruperti, Singapore - "…boarded the "TP" … " (STF); also Mrs. Lupa Ruperti noted as being on the "Kuala" (CAS), this is in fact incorrect since Mrs. Luba Ruperti, escaped after the sinking of the "Kuala" and by November 1943 was Manageress of the Woodlands Hotel Army Hostel, Old Dehli and made an important record of those people who she recalled being on board these ships.
  • RUSSELL - Miss Russea (sic) , Matron, QAIMNS, 17th G. Hospital, "…not seen since first bombing of ship. Believed killed by direct hit on cabin. Direct hit witnessed by members of QAIMNS…" (Evans); in contrast Miss Winifred Russell, Matron, 17th General Clearing Hospital - died around sinking of "TP" (SIA); Matron Winifred Russell, QAIMNS, aged 54 years, awarded the "Mentioned in Dispatches" - she died on 14 .2. 42 (CWGC) - this raises the question as to whether Matron Russell died in the sinking of the "Kuala" or the "TP", but the QAIMNS eyewitnesses remove any real dounbt
  • SAMUEL -"Wife of Penang lawyer" - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); must be the same person as Helen Violet Scott Samuel, British. B. 1889. -died in sinking of "TP" (C 4363); Mrs. Helen Violet Scott Samuel, age 53 years, wife of Charles Robert Samuel of Penang Hill, Malaya - died on "TP" (CWGC); there is a record that Mr. Samuel was on either the "Tien Kwang" or the "Kuala" ( list of people on either the "Kuala" or "Tien Kwang" at PRO); it is possible but in no way is there evidence that Mr. Samuel might have been on the "Kuala", viz. Mr. Charles Robert Ross Samuel, B.1881, Advocate Solicitor, Straits Settlement became an internee in Bankinang camp, Sumatra ( presumably after reaching Padang) (C4362)
  • SANDERSON - Able Seaman Sanderson, a 'Scotch' crew member, - it is not clear whether he survived or was lost in the sinking of the "TP" (A/S Archer testimony)
  • SCOTT - Miss J. D. Scott, MEO. - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Miss. "…boarded the "TP"…" (STF); Matron J. Scot (sic), K. L. seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); Matron Jessie Dow Scott, General Hospital, Seremban, Malaya. Age 55 years, daughter of Daniel and Margaret Scott, Carnock, Fifeshire - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • SEARER - Mrs. Searer, husband Brigadier, RAMC - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also listed as Mrs. SEAVER as having boarded the "TP" (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • SELFE (see also SIEFE) - Mrs. Kathleen Selfe, reported drowned since unofficially reported as on "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO);also Mrs. Selfe, Colonial Nursing Sister, left on "TP" (Ruperti); which is in contradiction to the CWGC record of - Mrs. Kathleen Mary Selfe, Nursing Sister, aged 38 years, wife of Montague P. Selfe of Watford, Hertfordshire - she died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); also Mrs. Salf (sic), G.H. seen on "Kuala" (CAS); Montague Selfe, of William Jack Ltd., was an internee in Changi (C4481)
  • SERGEANT - Ms. D. W. B. Sergeant on "Kuala" (ALFSEA); also Mrs. Sergeant, Ulu Benut Rubber Estate, left on "TP" (Ruperti)
  • SHAW- Lt. Basil, RNZVR, a farmer from Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay, NZ. Aged 37 years and husband of Alison Shaw, Te Awanga, Hakes Bay, NZ. Ex "HMS. Fu Who"?. - survived the sinking, during which he bravely helped women and children off the ship and into the sea; he was on one of the rafts with other crew and nurses. After a few days the overturned pram dinghy from the ship drifted by and he plus A/S Young plus a Malay seaman used it to go for help. These three were seen on Banka Island a bout two days later but they disappeared and A/S Richardson presumed them to either have been killed by the Japanese or died from wounds and sickness (Richardson testimony and Sub. Lt Partridge MRNVR, testimony); in fact the Japanese captured Lt. Basil Shaw and shot him on 21.2.42 on Banka Island (testimonies of Sub. Lt. Partridge, MRNVR, of "HMS "Fuh Wo", a Malay Rating named Ali Bin Rafi and NZ Military Historical Society Inc); search efforts after the War resulted in Lt. Shaw now resting in a grave at Kranji Cemetery in Singapore as an Unknown British Seaman.
  • SHAW - Mrs. Shaw, wife of Mr. Shaw, Singapore Fire Dept - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); also Mrs. Shaw, husband Fire Station, listed as seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); there is also a record (by the mother of a Martin Everard, "…on the "Kuala" Nellie, wife of No.1 Fire Brigade Singapore was drowned…" in his mother's story there is also another account which may be relevant "… Jean, beautiful young, golden girl she was, had been incredibly brave going in and out of the water rescuing people and getting them onto the sand…had been recaptured and taken back to Singapore, never heard of again…" (Martin Everard, 'BBC. UK' website ); also Mrs. Jean G Shaw boarded "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO ); notably in this context, Mr. James George Shaw , b. 1899, was Superintendent, Fire Brigade and an internee in Changi (C4524); also possibly her daughter,
  • SHAW - Miss M. Shaw boarded the "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • SHAW - Ord/Seaman S.W. Shaw , RN., from post war correspondence he appears to have been in the crew ( War Office letter 30.1146 Investigation - NEI Banka Island) but this needs to be corroborated, died Palembang 6.8.45 ; he is also listed in the war diary of Jimmy MacMillan as having escaped Singapore on ML 432 ( Robert Hughes 2009)
  • SIM - Mrs. Sum (Sim) left on the "TP" (Ruperti)
  • SKEHAN - Miss Mary Skehan, aged 27 years, daughter of John and Anne Skehan, Broadford , Co. Clare - she died in the sinking of the "TP" (CWGC); also Miss Skehan, Sister, MMS, ( list of people on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO) ; also Miss Mary Shehan (sic), MEO. Malayan Nursing Service, General Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti);
  • SMITH - Mrs. Smith and four children, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB); children therefore listed as follows,
  • SMITH - child - listed as on "TP" (JPB)
  • SMITH - child - listed as on "TP" (JPB)
  • SMITH - child - listed as on "TP" (JPB)
  • SMITH - child - listed as on "TP" (JPB); it is not clear if this is the same family as,
  • SMITH - Mrs. Flossie Smith, age 36 years, wife of W. T. Smith, 13 Simon lane, Singapore - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC); it could also be the same person as Mrs. Welna Smith aged 40 years, one daughter and two sons , boarded the "TP" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • SMITH - Miss Maggie Smith, age 15 years, daughter of W. T. and Flossie Smith, 13 Simon Lane, Singapore -died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC)
  • SMITH - Miss Vera Ramon Smith, age 13 years, daughter of W. T. and Flossie Smith, 13 Simon Lane , Singapore - died around sinking of "Kuala" (CWGC) and also probably two (unnamed ) brothers,
  • SMITH - son of Mrs. Welna Smith ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • SMITH - son of Mrs. Welna Smith ( list of civilians on "Kuala' and "TP" at PRO)
  • SMITH - Miss E.? M. Smith, MEO. General Hospital Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB); must be the same person as "Miss Smith, Singapore Fate unknown? (STF); and probably Elsie Mary Smith, Nursing Sister, aged 41 years, daughter of Joseph and Mary Smith, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); and Elsie Mary Smith, Nursing Sister, b.1898 - died on "TP" (C4678)
  • SMITH - Miss Smith, Nursing Sister, Penang - listed as on "TP" (JPB); may be also Miss Smith, Sister, MMS, sister of Mrs., Fallows ( list of people on either the "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • SMITH - WOODYEAR - Miss M. Smith-Woodyear, MEO. Malayan Nursing Service, General Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB) - see also the CWGC listing for the same person under the correct name of WOODYEAR - SMITH.
  • SOMERVILLE - Mrs. Somerville (husband with John Little & Co. Ltd.) - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); also Sister (Miss) Somerville, GH., seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); from deduction she was she was the wife of William Somerville, Assistant, John Little & Co. Ltd., he died at Roberts Hospital, Singapore aged 41 years in August 1942 as a POW (MVDB); there is also the 1942 reference "…Somerville W. J. Little died dys as POW Sept 1942 wife left with MAS…" (BPPL) - sadly there is no record of at the CWGC of either of these two deaths , presumably because there was no one to remember them and record their deaths
  • STAFFORD - "…In the water I saw … Mrs. Diana Stafford, who were not wounded and who reached, as far as I know the Sumatran mainland safely…" (I. G. Salmond report PRO); "Stafford C U POW wife Kuala - T. Pinang? …" (BPPL); Mrs. C.V. Stafford, Taiping. - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Mrs. Diana Stafford left on "Kuala", then on "TP" ( Mrs. E Cross at PRO); is presumably the same person as "Miss Stafford, Taiping …boarded "TP" (STF); and same person as Nurse Diana Evelyn Stafford. B.1917. died in sinking of "TP" (C4814); and the same person as Mrs. Diana Evelyn Stafford, aged 25 years, Nurse, Singapore Hospital, wife of Cecil Stafford, Salamai Estate, Trong , Perak - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); also Mrs. Diana Stafford, VAD, Alex, seen on Pom Pong Island and boarding "TP" (CAS); Cecil Stafford was a planter, also a Private, Armoured Cars Company, FMSVF and a POW in Thailand (MVDB) - their marriage in 1937 had brought together two of Taiping's oldest European families ( Straits Times); and Diana Stafford was in fact travelling with her mother , Mrs. Jacques, on the "Kuala" and they together boarded the "TP" - see Jacques above
  • STRACHAN - Nurse E. Strachan, IANS, listed as on the "TP" and missing in 1943(CAS); Sister E. Strathan (sic) "…seen after shipwreck. Taken from island on "TP". Not since heard of. (Injuries witnessed by QAIMNS members. Blast of abdomen, shrapnel of chest right side…" (Evans); Sister Elizabeth Strachan, Territorial Army Nursing Service, #215508, 1st Malayan General, she died on 17.2.42 (CWGC) - she was one of the wounded taken aboard the "TP'
  • STRINGER - Olga Stringer ("…Richard Hoop's sister went on "TP" …"(IWML);also Mrs. C. H. Stringer, husband Brigadier, RAMC, seen on "Kuala" (CAS); Mrs. Olga Stringer, age 50 years, Nurse VAD. Wife of Col. C. H. Stringer - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); also Olga Stringer, VAD. B.1982. - died in sinking of "TP" (C4800)
  • STUDHOLME - Lt. Geoffrey Studholme, RNZVNR, .b. 1908, aged 34 years and a clerk in civilian life. Husband of Mrs. Lesley Studholme of Featherston, NZ. Ex "HMS. Ping Wo". He was killed on the bridge by the first round from the Japanese submarine (according to crew testimony) and also recorded as "…killed on board.." on 17.2.42 ( NZ Military Historical Society Inc)
  • SUM (SIM?) - Miss Sum, (Eurasian), Nurse , S'Pore, left on "TP" ( Rupwerti)
  • TAN - Nurse Choo Lim - listed as on "TP" (JPB); possibly "…Mrs. Tan Chen Lym (Johore), MAS, left on "TP" (Ruperti)
  • TATE - Mrs. Tate, wife of Mr. Tate, Singapore Municipality Water Department - listed as leaving on "TP" (JPB, Ruperti and ALFSEA); Mrs. Tate, Singapore "…boarded "TP"…"(STF); Mrs. Gladys Josephine Tate, aged 33 years, wife of Arthur Tate, Mount Emily Bungalow, Singapore - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); Mr. Arthur Tate, mechanical engineer, b. 1903, was an internee in Changi (C4997)
  • TERRY - "…Cmdr. Terry, RNR, skipper of the "TP"…" (Ruperti); which is incorrect because Lt. Shaw was the Captain of the "TP" and also at variance with official records on Lt. Cdr. Terry, but is interesting because it is possible that Lt. Cdr. Terry is the unidentified "Lt. E" who was also stated to be on the "TP" in a crew members testimony; officially the records at the CWGC show "Lt. Comdr. Antony Hunter Terry, DSC., RN., "HMS. Sultan" died 28.2.42 (Plymouth Naval Column); actually Lt. Cdr. Terry was an officer on the "HMS. Prince of Wales "when it was in the earlier battle in Europe which saw the "HMS. Hood" sunk, it is presumed that he was also on the "Prince of Wales "when it was sunk off the coast of Malaya and then was attached to "HMS. Sultan: .The date of his death could be anything but it does coincide with the torpedoing with no survivors of the "SS. Ban Ho Guan" on 28.2.42 after it left Padang with, amongst others, a group of RN. and MRNVR officers.
  • THERESA - Miss I. Theresa, Nurse, seen on Pom Pong island (CAS); Nurse I. Theresa left on "TP" (Ruperti); see also the letter "I"
  • THOMPSON - Dr. (Miss) Thompson - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Doctor Theresa Imelda .B. 1908. died in sinking of "TP" (C5066); probably the same person as Dr. Teresa Imelda Thompson, MB., ChB., DPH., from Sydney Australia, wife of Frank Thompson - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); Dr. 'Tessie' Thompson , sister of Ms. 'Nessie' Craig ( see above) and Dr. Florence Eileen Craig ( see above); MRB (2/43) notes Mrs. Dr. Thompson, nee Craig, was last seen in the NEI; also Dr (Mrs.) Thompson .L.M.O., seen on Pom Pong Island, wounded taken to hospital (CAS)
  • THOMSON - Mrs. Thomson, Singapore boarded the "TP" (STF); could be the same person as above,
  • THOMSON - Miss J. Thomson MEO - listed as on the "TP" (JPB); probably be the same persons as; Miss J. Y. Thomson, daughter of Mrs. A. Thomson, Edinburgh - died later on "TP"(CWGC); Nurse J. Y. Thomson - died on "TP" (C5073)internees in Changi first learned that she had been on the "Kuala" in 1943 when a readdressed letter arrived saying that she had left on the "Kuala" (TKD p259)
  • THYE - Miss Chin Kem Thye, nurse, General Hospital, S'pore left on "TP" (Ruperti)
  • TOMBS - Miss Tombs, QAIMNS, Alexander Hospital, Singapore"…seen on island by members of QAIMNS. Evacuated on "TP". Not since heard of…" (Evans); Nurse D. H. Tombs - listed as on the "TP" and missing in 1943 (CAS); also might have been ( as someone named 'Dot' was - and A/B Baird thought this might have been Dorothy Tombs) on a raft with six other nursing sisters and A/Bs Baird, Hissey and Archer, after the sinking of the "TP" , in which case she passed away from exposure before reaching land during the period 18-20 February 1942 which is later than the date recorded at the CWGC ( A/B J. Baird letter January 1946 CAS); Sister Dorothy Helen Tombs, QAIMNS, #206488, daughter of Benjamin and Ethel Tombs of Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire - she died 17.2.42( CWGC)
  • TRY - Miss Eileen Try, MEO. - listed as on the "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); also Miss E. Try, GH., (CAS); Miss Eileen Mary Try, Nursing Sister, aged 32 years, British, daughter of Herbert and Eliza Try, Leigh-on-Sea, Sussex - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • TURNER - Margot - later Dame Margot Turner, survived and interned in Palembang internment camp. She is reported to have said on repatriation at the end of the War that the only survivors then of the "TP" sinking were"…two Malay ratings, a Chinese nurse, and two Eurasian children…" ( Post War newspaper report in New Zealand)
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - Mrs. Molly W. Van Der Stratten, Eurasian, wife of Halley, survived the sinking of the "Kuala" but was lost on The "TP"; Mrs. Molly Van der Stratten,, born Butler Madden, with Margaret seven years, Mark Michael and an unnamed infant. Molly ( wounded at Singapore dockside) and one child seen at Pom Pong Island by Oliver Hartley (MH); there is also the record of "Mrs. H. van der Stratten and three children, Singapore (Inglis list at PRO); it seems that Molly van der Stratten later actually boarded the "TP' since the CWGC records show " Molly VAN DER STRATTEN , wife of Halley van der Stratten of Leeds, Yorkshire - she died on 14.2.42 in the sinking of the "TP" (CWGC);Mr. Halley Van der Stratten appears to have also been on the "Kuala" and survived (see "Kuala" list,
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - Margaret or "Maggie" (see above)
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - Mark (see above)
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - Michael (see above)
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - infant (see above)
  • And then the second van der Stratten family,
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - "…Sybil Vander Stratten with William 5 and Sally 3…"(MH); also Mrs. Sybil van der Stratten, wife of William van der Stratten of 45 Gopeng road, Ipoh, Perak - died around the sinking of the "Kuala" (CWGC);
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - William aged 12 years, son of William and Sybil van der Stratten of 45 Gopeng Road, Ipoh, Perak - died around the sinking of the "Kuala" (CWGC)
  • VAN DER STRATTEN - Miss Sally Ann, aged 8 years, daughter of William and Sybil van der Stratten, 45 Gopeng Road, Ipoh, Perak - died around the sinking of the "Kuala" (CWGC)
  • it seems very possible that either one of these VAN DER STRATTEN families is the same family group that the Japanese/ Mrs. Ruperti or someone compiling the same list on the beaches of Pom Pong island) had evidence of as being on the "TP" , but with a slight spelling difference that could have been a clerical, transmission or some other error,
  • VAN DER KRATTON - Mrs. Naval Base - listed as on the "TP" (JPB)
  • VAN DER KRATTON - child - listed as on the "TP" (JPB)
  • VAN DER KRATTON - child - listed as on the "TP" (JPB)
  • VAN DER KRATTON - child -listed as on the "TP" (JPB)
  • VANSTONE/ VANSTEN/VANSTAL - Mrs. Vanstone, husband Eng. F.G.S. Govt., was seen on the "Kuala" (CAS); also Miss Helen Vanston on "kuala" (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); also "…Mrs. Vanstal (Vansten), husband Senior Mechanical Engr, KL, left on "TP"…" (Ruperti)
  • VAXALOO/VATSALOO - Miss Helen Vaxaloo, Katong. Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti - interestingly Mrs. Ruperti also came from Katong ,Singapore); also Miss H. Vatsaloo, Singapore, John Little (Inglis list at PRO); given the unusual spelling of the surname the first entry might be a spelling mistake again and actually someone from the "VATSALOO" family
  • WALES - - (J) .Dancer. Katong. Singapore - listed as on "TP" (JPB); also listed as "...Miss Wales and two boys… "as on the "Kuala" and seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS) - leaving the question of the identity of the two boys?
  • WANG - Mrs. Wang, 38 years of age , and her daughter - she was the wife of Mr. Wang Hau- nan ( who had been on the "Tien Kwang" ) and both mother and daughter had been rescued from the "Kuala" by a lifeboat and after being on Pom Pong island the mother and daughter boarded the "TP" (Wang)
  • WANG - Miss Wang, 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wang (above) boarded the "TP" (Wang)
  • WANG - Wang Yang C. , cook, Naval Auxiliary Patrol, missing presumed killed ( NHN); Wang Yang Chee, Cook, Naval Auxiliary Personnel ( Merchant Navy), husband of (Wang) Chee Tew of Hainan Island, China - he died on 17.2.42 in the sinking of the "TP" ( CWGC)
  • WATTS - CARTER- Mrs. Watts-Carter, Sitiawan. Fate unknown (STF); Molly Watts - Carter survived sinking of "TP' but died in internment in September 1945 (i.e. after the War had ended ) but before internees could leave their camp in Palembang ( PBD); also Mrs. Watts-Carter , wife of a planter ( list of people on "Kuala" and "Tien Kwang" at PRO); a Mr. Watts-Carter was also an internee in Palembang ( Mrs. E. Cross - British internees in Palembang)
  • WILDE - Miss May Wilde. MEO. Malayan Nursing Service, general Hospital - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Miss May Wilde, GH., on "Kuala" (CAS); Miss May Wilde, Nursing Sister, age 33 years, British, daughter of Mrs. P. Wilde, Sheffield - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • WOODYEAR - SMITH - Miss Margaret Angela Woodyear-Smith, daughter of Mrs. E. Woodyear - Smith, Deepcut, Surrey - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); also Sister ( Miss) Woodyear-Smith, T.T.S., seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); also Miss Woodyear - Smith left on "TP" (Ruperti); see also Japanese broadcast listing of "SMITH - WOODYEAR"
  • WRIGHT - Miss Wright, "…boarded "TP…" (STF); this may or may not be the same person as Sister Irene Wright, QAIMNS who is officially recorded as losing her life in the sinking of the "Kuala" ( see "Kuala" list)
  • WRIGHT - Mrs. Wright, husband with Commercial Union - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Mrs. Joyce Wright, GH., (CAS); Vera Joyce Wright, MAS. B.1904, died in sinking of "TP" (C5549); Mrs. Vera Joyce Wright, Nursing Sister, Malayan Nursing Service, aged 38 years, wife of Bertram Wright, Chew Stoke, Bristol - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); Bertram Wright was an Assistant with Commercial Union Assurance, aged 41 years and a 2nd. Lt. , SASC., SSVF and who became a POW in Thailand (MVDB)
  • WYATT - Miss N. Wyatt, S/N/, seen on "Kuala" (CAS); also Miss N. Wyatt (list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO); also Mrs. N. Wyatt (K. Lipis), Nurse in Malayan Govt. Service, left on "TP" (Ruperti)
  • YOUNG - Miss Agnes Young, MEO. Malayan Nursing Service - listed as on "TP" (JPB and Ruperti); Sister (Miss) Young, Kiang, seen on Pom Pong Island (CAS); also Miss Agnes McLay Greenoway Young , aged 42 years, boarded "TP:" ( list of civilians on "Kuala" and "TP" at PRO)
  • YOUNG - Able Seaman Young ( a Malay rating on the "TP", Seaman Ali Bin Rafi, said there was an A/B called "Geordie" on the ship), was a crew member ( apparently from Haltwhistle, Northumberland according to a survivor) who ended up after the sinking on a raft with other crew and some nurses , but after the ships' pram dinghy drifted past 'up turned' he and Captain, Lt. Basil Shaw, and a Malay seaman righted the little craft and paddled off to find help and reached land near the lighthouse at Banka island ( testimony of A/B Archer) .His fate is not directly recorded in any documents , but by deduction using the statements of other crew members he almost certainly was the European Able Seaman who landed with and was executed with Captain Shaw by the Japanese on 21.2.42 as they walked towards Muntok from the lighthouse near where they came ashore ( Archer and Baird testimony); it is important at this stage to note there is a death officially recorded of an Oswald Littlewood Young, D/SSX 32924, who had been on the "HMS. Repulse" (as had Able Seaman Hissey and Able Seaman Baird of the "TP") and whose date of death is 16.2.42, and whose parents were living in Willington, Co. Durham (CWGC), this is broadly the same region of the UK as the town of Haltwhistle mentioned above - research is being carried out to confirm this explanation for A/B Oswald Young's death which the authorities do not appear to have discovered amongst the crew testimonies.
  • ZEHNDER - Mrs. Zehnder, family of Singapore lawyer - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Mrs. Sybil Selena Zehnder, aged 45 years, British, wife of John Zehnder of Pasir Pajang Road - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)); there was a Law firm Zehnder Brothers, Malacca, a Walter Zehnder, a partner in that firm was a Major in the SSVF and died as a POW in 1944 (MVDB)
  • ZEHNDER - Miss. Family of Singapore lawyer - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Miss Pamela Elaine Zehnder, aged 22 years - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • ZEHNDER - Miss. Family of Singapore lawyer - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Miss Joyce Audrey, aged 19 years - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)
  • ZEHNDER - Miss. Family of Singapore lawyer - listed as on "TP" (JPB); Miss Hazel Elsie Zehnder, aged 16 years - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC); and also , although not listed by the JPB list,
  • ZEHNDER - Miss Patricia "Patsy" Estelle Zehnder, aged 14 years - died in sinking of "TP" (CWGC)

Unidentified casualties (survivors) from "Tanjong Pinang";

  • Mrs. Molly Watts Carter ( in a testimony before her death) describes the following people as having survived the sinking and with her on a raft;
    o Five Englishwomen ( all appear to have died on the raft)
    o One Englishman (disappeared 18.2.42 from raft)
    o Three Malay "boys" (Note: are these crewmen?)
    o One Chinese girl ( killed on the raft by one of the Malays)
    o One English nurse ( who died from exposure after four days)
  • An unidentified Sub. Lt. - in the crew ( Archer /Richardson testimony)
  • A Chief PRA - not clear what 'PRA' stands for? It might be a typo and meant to be Chief ERA ( Engine Room Artificer) ( crew testimony)
  • An unidentified civilian man - picked from a Carley float in the ocean on the way to Pom Pong Island ( since he appears to be the only civilian recorded as being on board he is possibly the "one Englishman " noted in Molly Watts -Carter's account of the sinking)
  • Bank of China employee families - the families of two (out of twelve employees who boarded the "Kuala" ) Bank of Chine employees boarded the "Tanjong Pinang: (Wang)
  • Chinese crew members - three men ( crew testimony)
  • b- picked from the ocean on the way to Pom Pong Island (crew testimony)
  • Four Girls from the Indian Medical Nursing Home Johore - listed as being on the "TP" (JPB) - some of these women will be listed above
  • "Lydia" - nurse (SIA)
  • Lt. Commander "E" - crew testimony; this could be in fact "…Comdr. Terry, RNR ...skipper of 'Tanjong Pinang'…" ( Ruperti) - he was of course not the skipper of the "TP" but a senior Royal Navy Officer in his own right .
  • Marine - not clear whether he was British or other, picked from a Carley float with a civilian out of the ocean on the way to Pom Pong Island (crew testimony)
  • An RAF man - badly wounded and picked from a wooden platform in the sea ( with a European sailor and a Malay sailor ) on the way to Pom Pong island ( crew testimony)
  • Three Eurasian women - who survived and were interned at Palembang (Dame Margot Turner statement); alternatively she was reported to have said survivors included "…a Chinese Nurse and two Eurasian children…" (New Zealand newspaper report after war); "The Syonan Times "17.9.42 carried an account by a Chinese nurse, Miss Choong Kwee Cheo, who had been on the "TP". She said it'…sank in 50 minutes, 'many going down with it…'.She was on a raft with others. The majority died. She was finally picked up by a Nipponese ship and taken to Banka…" (TKD p.182)
  • Two Malay seamen ( there were three Malay seamen on board) - survived
  • Stoker on the ship - ( crew testimony)

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