Private Sidney Rockcliffe

British Roster   Omuta Main
Name: Rockcliffe, Sidney
Rank: Private  Service Number: 7598789
Date of Birth: 30th January 1922

Joined Territorial Army May 3rd 1939 age 17
Civilian Occupation: Rolling Mill hand - Steelworks in Sheffield UK
Embodied: 2nd September 1939
Posted: 6th Anti Aircraft division - Royal Army Ordnance Corps. November 1939
Posted: 4 Division March 1941
Embarked to Malaya December 1941
Reported missing in Malaya by telegraph to his mother January 1942
As nothing was heard for over two years it was assumed that he had been killed in action during the invasion of Malaya by Japanese forces.
Mother received a letter dated 9th September 1944 stating that he was held prisoner in a Japanese POW camp.
Released by allied forces from Fukuoka #17

Mentioned in dispatches for gallant conduct
1939-45 STAR
WAR MEDAL 1939/45
1922 - 1998