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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Newey
NEWEY, Lt Col Thomas Henry (1897-1983)
Created 1943, 1945
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1897; served First World War with Royal Engineers (Signals); joined Colonial Postal Service, 1919; transferred to Malaya, 1924; Assistant Controller of Posts, Singapore, and commanded 1 Bn, Straits Settlement Volunteer Force, 1942; POW, Changi camp, Singapore, Feb 1942-May 1943; put in charge of 5 Bn, H Force during their work on the Burma-Thailand railway, May 1943-Oct 1943; returned to Singapore in Nov 1943 and became prisoners' representative in Changi; died in 1983.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1984.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopies of papers relating to his internment as a POW by the Japanese, 1943, comprising account of the treatment of H Force during their work on the Burma-Thailand railway, 1943, written [for the Malayan Government] in 1945; notebook containing financial accounts and a register of deaths for 5 Bn, H Force, 1943; account of the experiences of 1 Subsection, H Force, Sep-Nov 1943, written in 1943.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Decorations: ED

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • International conflicts
  • Railway transport
  • Transport
  • Transport infrastructure
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)


  • Malaysia, South East Asia
  • Myanmar, South East Asia
  • Thailand, South East Asia

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