Saturday, 18 January 2014

ALLIED FORCES AT MALAYA - WORLD WAR II

ALLIED LAND FORCES 
INDIAN III CORPS
Commander : Lt.Gen Lewis Heath

Indian 9th Infantry Division :
Commandier :Maj.Gen. A.E. Barstow
HQ: Kuala Lumpur

8th Indian Infantry Brigade : Brig. Billy Key
HQ: Kota Bharu, Kelantan
·         2nd Battalion 10th Baluch Regiment : Lt.Col. James Frith
·         3rd Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment
·         1st Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles
·         2nd Battalion 12th Frontier Force Regiment : Lt. Col. A.E. Cumming
·         21st Mountain Artillery Regiment, Royal Artillery

22nd Indian Infantry Brigade : Brig. G.W.A. Painter
HQ: Kuantan, Pahang
·         5th Battalion 11th Sikh Regiment
·         2nd Battalion 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles
·         5th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Indian 11th Infantry Division
Commander : Maj.Gen. D.M. Murray-Lyon
HQ: Sungai Petani, Kedah

6th Indian Infantry Brigade : Brig. W.O. Lay
Station: Jitra Kedah
·         2nd Battalion East Surrey Regiment
·         1st Battalion 8th Punjab Regiment
·         2nd Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment
·         22nd Mountain Artillery Regiment, Royal Artillery

15th Indian Infantry Brigade : Brig. K.A. Garret
HQ: Jitra, Kedah
·         1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment : Lt. Col. C.E. Morrison
·         2nd Battalion 9th Jat Regiment
·         1st Battalion 14th Punjab Regiment : Lt. Col. James Fitzpatrick

28th Gurka Infantry Brigade : Brig. W. St. J. Carpendale
HQ: Ipoh, Perak
·         2nd Battalion 1st Gurkha Rifles : Lt. Col. Jack Fulton
·         2nd Battalion 2nd Gurkha Rifles
·         3rd Battalion 9th Gurka Rifles : Lt. Col. W.R. Selby

KROHCOL
C.O : Lt Col. H.D. Moorehead
·         3rd Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment : Lt Col. H.D. Moorehead
·         5th Battalion 14th Punjab Regiment : Lt Col. Cyril Stokes (Killed in action)
·         2/3 Australian Motor Company

Line of Communication Brigade
C.O. : Brig. R.G. Moir
·         1st Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Forces (Perak)
·         2nd Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Forces (Selangor)
·         3rd Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Forces (Negeri Sembilan)
·         4th Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Forces (Pahang)
·         1st (Light) Field Regiment, Federated Malay States Volunteer Forces
·         Armoured Car Squadron, Federated Malay States Volunteer Forces
·         Signal Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Forces

FOTRESS PENANG
CO:  Brig. C.A. Lyon
·         5th Battalion 14th Punjab Regiment
·         11th Coastal Regiment, Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Artillery
·         3rd Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Forces (Penang & Province Wellesley Volunteer Corps)
·         2nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Indian Artillery

SUPPORT UNITS
·         3rd Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment
·         5th Battalion 14th Punjab Regiment
·         1st Battalion Mysore Infantry (Indian State Forces)
·         1st Battalion Bahawalpur Infantry (Indian State Forces)
·         1st Battalion Hyderabad Regiment (Indian State Forces) : Lt Col. Clive Hendricks
·         11th Indian Division Signal Regiment

AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES
C.O. : Maj Gen. Gordon Bennet
AUSTRALIAN 8TH DIVISION
C.O. – Maj. Gen. Gordon Bennet
HQ: Kluang, Johor

Australian 22nd Brigade : Brig. H.B. Taylor
HQ: Mersing, Johor
·         2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion : Lt Col. Albert Varley
·         2/19th Australian Infantry Battalion : Lt Col. Charles Anderson Groove
·         2/20th Australian Infantry Battalion

Australian 27th Brigade : Brig. D.S. Maxwell
HQ: Kluang, Johor
·         2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion : Lt Col. Alberts Boyes
·         2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion : Lt Col. Pond
·         2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion : Lt Col. Jack Galleghan

FORTRESS SINGAPORE
C.O : Maj Gen. F.K. Simmons

1st Malaya Brigade
CO : Brig. G.C.R Williams
·         2nd Battalion Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) : Lt Col. Mordaunt Elrington
·         1st Battalion Malay Regiment : Lt Col J.R.G Andre
·         2nd Battalion Malay Regiment :

2nd Malaya Brigade
CO: Brig. F.H. Fraser
·         1st Battalion Manchester Regiment : Lt Col. Edward Barclay Holmes
·         2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders : Lt Col. Richard Gilbert Lees
·         2nd Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment

Straits Settlement Volunteer Force Brigade
CO: Col R.G. Grimwood
·         1st Battalion Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Singapore )
·         2nd Battalion Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Singapore)
·         4th Battalion Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Malacca)
·         Singapore Armoured Car Company, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force

Royal Engineers Brigade
CO: Brig. I.Simson
·         30th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers
·         34th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers
·         35th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers
·         41st Fortress Company, Royal Engineers

Artillery Brigade
CO : Brig. W.G.  Wildey
·         1st Indian Regiment, Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery
·         1st Anti-Aircraft Battery, Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery
·         2nd Anti-Aircraft Battery, Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery
·         3rd (Light) Anti-Aircraft Battery, Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery
·         3rd (Heavy) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
·         35th (Light) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artllery
·         7th Coastal Regiment, Royal Artillery
·         9th Coastal Regiment, Royal Artillery
·         16th Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery

Support Units
·         Jind Infantry Battalion (Indian State Forces)
·         Karapurthala Infantry Battalion (Indian State Forces)
·         Dalforce : Lt Col. John Dalley

MALAYA COMMAND RESERVE
CO : Brig. A.C.M. Paris
HQ: Port Dickson

Indian 12th Infantry Brigade
CO: Brig. A.C. M Paris
HQ: Port Dickson, NS
·         5th Battalion 2nd Punjab Regiment : Lt Col. I.M. Stewart
·         4th Battalion 19th Hyderabad Regiment : Lt Col. Wilson Haffenden
·         2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders : Lt Col. I.M. Stewart

SARAWAK FORCE (SARFOR)
CO : Major C.M. Lane
HQ : Kuching, Sarawak
·         2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment
·         Sarawak Coastal Marine Service
·         Sarawak Volunteer Corps
·         Sarawak Rangers
·         Sarawak Armed Police
·         35th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers
·         6th Guns Battery, Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery

CHRISTMAS ISLAND
CO: Capt J. Williams
6th Gun Battery, Hong Kong & Singapore Royal Artillery

ROYAL NAVY / MALAY NAVY
·         HMS Circe : Lt A. Brown RNR (Sunk by the Japanese)
·         HMS Siang Woh : Lt A. Woodley RNR (Sunk – Feb.14, 1942)
·         HMS Shu Kwang : Cdr. A.D.Thompson RN (Sunk – Feb.14, 1942)
·         HMS Kedah : Cdr A.W. Sprott RN
·         HMS Larut : Capt. C.E. Cleaver RN (Sunk at Pu. Sabang , Jan, 13,1942))
·         HMS Kelana : Lt C.J. Windsor RNR
·         HMS Rahman : Lt D.G. Freeman SSRNVR
·         HMS Penghambat : Lt F D S Mann SSRNVR
·         HMS Kuala : Lt F H George
·         HMS Matahari : Lt. G A Brignall RNR (Sailed to Colombo)
·         HMS Rohda : Lt. G D Inns RNVR
·         HMS Tapah : Cdr. G E W W Bayly SSRNVR
·         HMS Ban Hong Liong : Lt. G M Christie RNR
·         HMS Jerak : Lt. H C Butcher SSRNVR
·         HMS Kelantan : Capt. H W Richardson RNR (Sailed to Colombo)
·         HMS Panglima : Lt. HGGG Riches RN
·         HMS Klias : Lt. H N Smyth SSRNVR
·         HMS Trang : Lt. H T Rigden RNVR
·         HMS Pelandok : Lt Cdr. Horace Vickers RN
·         HMS Ping Wo : Lt J Fant RNR
·         HMS Scott Harley : Lt J Rennie RNR
·         HMS Wo Kwang : Lt. J Robinson RNR
·         HMS Jeram : Lt. J H Evans RNVR
·         HMS Sin AIk Lee : Lt. J M Brander SSRNVR
·         HMS Jerantut : Lt. J P Upton RNVR
·         HMS Malacca : Lt. J W Morphett SSRNVR
·         HMS Prince of Wales : Capt. John C Leach RN (Sunk at the coast of Kuantan, Pahang on Dec 10 1941)
·         HMS Pengawal : S/Lt L C Jago SSRNVR
·         HMS Hua Tong : Lt. O G Jones RNR
·         HMS Shu An : Lt. O R T Henman SSRNVR
·         HMS Medusa : Lt. P B Bruce RNR
·         HMS Cheng The : Lt. PRSO Spicer
·         HMS Pahlawan : S/Lt Philip Dorian Cork
·         HMS Vyner Brooke : Capt. R E Borton RNR (Sunk – Feb.14, 1942)
·         HMS Pengail : Lt R J Draycott
·         HMS Tien Kwang : Lt. R W Heale SSRNVR
·         HMS Giang Bee : Act. S/Lt S K Rayner SSRNVR
·         HMS Pangkor : Capt. T Sutherland RNR (Sailed to Colombo)
·         HMS Bulan : Lt W A Busby RNR
·         HMS Repulse : Capt. W G Tenant (Sunk at the Coast of Kuantan, Pahang on Dec. 10, 1941)
·         HMS Gemas : Lt WW  Quirke SSRNVR
·         HMS Kudat (sunk at Telok Gadong Dec 30, 1941)
·         HMS Scorpion
·         HMS Dragonfly
·         HMS Pastnest
·         HMS Barrier
·         HMS Surveyor (Sunk – Jan 1942)
·         HMS Barricade
·         HMS Barlane
·         HMS Rosemary
·         HMS Midway
·         HMS Lady Bird
·         HMS Grasshoper
·         HMS Bardwell
·         HMS Personate
·         HMS Sylvia
·         HMS Scarab
·         HMS Darvel (Sunk)
·         HMS Angby (Sunk)
·         HMS Bangka
·         HMS Ampang
·         HMS Gemas
·         HMS Intan
·         HMS Rawang (Sunk)
·         HMS Rimba (Sunk)
·         HMS Trengganu
·         HMS Kemunting (Sunk)
·         HMS Ipoh
·         HMS Kedah (sail to Colombo)
·         HMS Raub (Sunk)
·         HMS Lipis
·         HMS Mambau
·         HMS Kampar (Sunk on Jan 1942)
·         HMS Tung Song
·         HMS Hong Peng
·         HMS Hong Siang
·         HMS Laburnum (sunk 13 Feb 1942)











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