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 terrifying information 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
WX8185 Jimmy Barry – previously with ‘H’ Force Thailand.
WX13421 Ron Beckham
WX5064 Edwin Finlay ELLIOT – previously ‘H’ Force Thailand
WX4991Ernest Edgar HAMBLEY – previously ‘F’ Force
WX9350 Patrick (George) Hodgins – previously ‘H’ Force
WX10806 Ken LESSELS – previously ‘H’ Force Group 3
WX8013 Edwin Ernest MILLER- previously ‘F’ Force
WX15457 Samuel Edward ‘Ted’ Nash
WX8041 Walter Joseph STONE
WX7011 Herbert William WILLIAMS – remained Singapore throughout war. He suffered a fractured left elbow and was admitted to hospital 26 Nov 1942.