X10 Party, Changi

John (Scotty) Duncan WX8584 reported that on his return to Changi late 1944 from working at the Shell Refinery, Pulau Bukom he was seconded to X10 Party which was “digging tunnels in the hills”.  He said the entrance and front areas of the tunnels were shored up but further back inside they were not.

In September 1945 the men learnt the tunnels were to be filled with POWs and blown up at the entrance (in the instance of an Allied invasion).

Other 2/4th men who worked on this project included

WX13421 Ron Beckham

WX9350 Patrick (George) Hodgins

WX15457 Samuel Edward ‘Ted’ Nash