Death Was Our Bedmate: 155th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment and the Japanese 1941-1945 - Agnes McEwan & Campbell ThomsonBarnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2013, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block a little age-tanned.
Includes: Order of battle; Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Glossary;
From the cover: “The book tells the story of a little known artillery regiment the 155th (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA which saw constant action during the ill-fated Malayan Campaign of 1941/42 and whose members later experienced the worst kind of hell as POWs of a cruel and bestial enemy.
Following the Japanese invasion of Malaya, the Regiment fought a brave and resolute rear-guard action all the way down the Malayan Peninsula and onto the so called impregnable fortress of Singapore. Held in the highest respect by comrades and foe alike, this former territorial cavalry regiment fully deserved its Royal Artillery motto — Ubiqite — ‘everywhere’.
In the years that followed, the Gunners slaved, suffered and died on the infamous Burma Railway, in the Kinkaseki copper mine on Formosa and camps throughout the Far East. More men of the Regiment died as POWs than fell in action. They should not be forgotten.
Included is a full nominal roll which allows the reader to identify the camps where each individual Gunner was held. A Roll of Honour provides the date, location and cause of death and place of burial commemoration of the Regiment’s casualties.
Death was our Bedmate is not just an inspiring read but, importantly, an overdue tribute to the fallers and survivors of the Regiment’s horrific ordeal.”