This Day in History: 1941-08-23

The 2nd Battalion embarked from Bombay, arriving at Port Swettenham in Malaya on 4 September as part of 29th Infantry Brigade to counter the Japanese threat to the country. After fighting a hard withdrawal against the Japanese down the Peninsula to Singapore, they were to be captured and spend the rest of the war in captivity.  Click here to read an account of the campaign.