BARNBROOK Albert Reginald
Regiment : Head Quarters 6 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
Service number : 230114
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : Died from diarrhoea aged 30 on 27th November 1942
Place of death : Ex Singapore Maru whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Buried : First buried in Daiyuji Cemetery. Commemorated on Yokohama Cremation Memorial, Japan, Panel 2.
Relatives : Husband of Lizzie Barnbrook, of Wollescote, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Also appears on : Lye Christ Church WW2 Window with the incorrect initial of J. Barnbrook
Captured on 8th March 1942, transported overseas on 17th October 1942. Designated to work Java.
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Appears on the Army casualties list for Worcestershire.
The birth of Albert R. Barnbrook is registered in the September Quarter 1912 under the Stourbridge Registration District, mother’s maiden name: Hill. He married Lizzie Tonks in Stourbridge in 1933.
The following information has been researched by The Black Country Society:
Albert Barnbrook came from Wollescote and was married to Lizzie. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery and was posted to the Far East. He was probably stationed in Malaya or Singapore when the Japanese invasion occurred in December 1941. When Singapore fell in February 1942, along with many thousands of Allied troops, he was made a prisoner of war.