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Malaya (British Internees)

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of European British civilians who were interned in Singapore and Malaya by the Japanese, and the total casualties suffered by them.

According to present information, 3,044 British civilians from the U.K., Eire, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa captured in all parts of Malaya were interned in the only known civilian camp at Singapore. Of these, 183 died in the course of internment.