This Day In History: 1942-01-12

In Malaya the 2nd Battalion, part of the 11th Indian Division rearguard, was withdrawn on vehicles a further 200km to Pontian Kechil, just 40km north of the Straits of Johore.  As the battle raged to the north, the Battalion had a few days of relative quiet until 29 January when it was again forced to withdraw further south in the face of the Japanese advance.