2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment
Changi - Death Railway
Died 15th August 2001
Sadly our "Associate" member Brian Denson from Willlingham, Cambridge died on the 15th August. Brian was in the 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment and during his imprisonment in Changi he became part of the 7000 strong ill fated "F" Force most of whom died. Brian was put to work on the railway and collating the death certificates of all those who died, he fortunately survived, but many of his comrades were buried in the Thanbyuzayat cemetery.
In March this year, just a month before the COFEPOW members commenced their pilgrimage to the Far East, Brian set out on his own pilgrimage to Burma to say a final farewell to his mates. Although in his eighties, he made this journey on his own and at that time was in perfect health. Shortly after his return from the Far East he fell ill and never recovered. That last journey to Burma was a very fitting end to his life.