Colonel Lanceray Arthur Newnham

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to Colonel Colonel Lanceray Arthur Newnham, GC, MC, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Fought in France during WW1. Brigade Major 169th (Infantry) Brigade, 56th (London) Division. Awarded the MC. Was serving with the British Army Aid Group in Hong Kong at the start of the Second World War. He was taken prisoner when the Japanese invaded Hong Kong in Dec 1941. With Captain Douglas Ford and Flight Lieutenant Hector Bertram Gray worked to contact British agents and organise a mass escape. The Japanese discovered the plan and tortured them in Stanley Prison.They were executed by firing squad in Sham Shui Prison Camp on 18 Dec 1943. He is buried at the Stanley Military Cemetery in Hong Kong. He was posthumously awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he showed in resisting Japanese torture.
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In loving memory of Col Lanceray A Newnham GC, MC. Middlesex Regt, who was shot by the Japanese as a Prisoner of War on 18th Dec 1943 at Hong Kong. True to the end.

Colonel Lanceray Arthur Newnham

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