At the fall of Singapore there were about 100 Medical and Dental Officers who became Prisoners of War. There were probably a greater number of MOs from the other Allied forces. 43 Medical Officers and 5 Dental Officers were sent to Burma & Thailand in support of the POWs on the Railway. A list of these officers, provided by Dr John Mitchell of Victoria, together with the identity of the force to which they were attached, is listed below.
List of AAMC Officers on Burma-Thailand Railway plus 2 American Officers have been added.
A FORCE To Burma May 1942
HAMILTON, T Lt-Col SMO 2/4 CCS NX70505
D FORCE To Southern end of line March 1943
HAZELTON, AR Maj SMO 2/10 Fd Amb NX35134
DUNLOP FORCE To Southern end of line January 1943
DUNLOP, EE Lt-Col 2/2 CCS VX259
F FORCE To Northern Thailand April 1943
STEVENS, RH Maj SMO 2/12 Fd Amb NX39043
H FORCE To Southern end of line 1943
MARSDEN, EA Maj 2/10 AGH NX39316
L FORCE Deployed in medical support of natives August 1943
ANDREWS, HL Maj 2/10 AGH VX39316
K FORCE Deployed in medical support of natives June 1943
ANDERSON, BH Maj DADMS VX47449
US Military physicians on the TBR2
EPSTEIN, WA, Cdr
Short articles have been produced on Captains Claude Anderson, Phil Millard, Peter Hendry and Major Kevin Fagan. Also covered is Capt Stanley Pavillard of the Straits Settlements Volunteer Forces. Material is being assembled on Majors Bruce Hunt and Allan Hazelton and Captains Colin Juttner, Rowley Richards, Lloyd Cahill and Victor Brand. There is an abundance of information on Lt Col Weary Dunlop and to a lesser extent on Lt Col Albert Coates and short articles on them will be produced in due course.
However, there appears to be little information on many of the other officers shown above.