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Eurasians in the

Singapore Volunteer Corps:

A Roster.

compiled by Terry Foenander. Carlos Antonio Da Silva and Caroline Louisa Ann Palmer;

 

C. Da Silva, private, 8 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938. [Barry Pereira.]

Clyde G. Da Silva, private, 20277, 4/6976, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force; born June 2, 1925, in Singapore; occupation, timekeeper; released from captivity, September 2, 1945; son of Carlos Antonio Da Silva and Caroline Louisa Ann Palmer; residence, upper Serangoon Road. [Lionel de Rosario; John Brown.]

Eduardo Emilio Da Silva, born January 30, 1903; corporal, 4 Section, 13 Platoon, and also in 8 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938; son of Claudio Antonio Da Silva and Mary Jane Cornelius. [Barry Pereira.]

Oscar George da Silva, born August 5, 1911, son of Claudio Antonio Da Silva and Mary Jane Cornelius; married to Rubina Olga Fernandez; lance corporal, 2nd Battalion, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force (Singapore Volunteer Corps); born, circa 1914; died Tuesday, February 24, 1942 (was actually betrayed by a fellow Eurasian, taken away and executed, by the Japanese Occupation forces, at Changi Beach - see also entry for Ernest Francis Braun, his best friend.), buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. [CWGC; Mary Anne Schooling; Barry Pereira; Teixeira, p. 313.]

 
 
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C. De Silva, private, 20263, 5 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1939. [Barry Pereira.]

E.F. de Silva, private, 20111, 10 Section, 15 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938 and 1939 - see his image, together with other personnel of the unit, at this author's Eurasian Company of the Singapore Volunteer Corps web site. [Barry Pereira.]

G. De Silva, private, 20188, 15 Section, 16 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1939. [Barry Pereira.]

G. De Silva, private, 20236, 3 Section, 13 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1939. [Barry Pereira.]

Harold Bernard De Silva, private, 20168 4/4910, 16 Section, 16 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938 and 1939; born January 13, 1912 in Singapore; married in Singapore, wife's name unknown; occupation, clerk SMC; released from captivity September 2, 1945. [Barry Pereira; John Brown.]

R.D. de Silva, private, Singapore Volunteer Infantry; noted as having won two prizes in a shooting competition, September, 1904. [SFP, Tuesday, September 27, 1904.]

R.E. De Silva, sergeant, awarded the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal, date unknown. [Winsley, 174.]

V.A. De Silva, private, 6 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938. [Barry Pereira.]

Harold F. Bruyns, lance corporal, 6 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938. [ Barry Pereira.]

Moses Bruyns, private, 20038, 8 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938 and 1939. [Barry Pereira.]

A.N. Gomes, enlisted in the Singapore Volunteer Corps, September 5, 1904. [SFP, Wednesday, September 21, 1904.]

A.W. Gomes, private, 2 Section, Singapore Volunteer Infantry (SVC); taken on the strength of the Corps in April, 1904. [SFP, Saturday, April 9, 1904.]

Alexander H. Gomes, private, 20133 4/7010, 10 Section, 15 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938 and 1939; born May 4, 1916; occupation, clerk; resided with his wife (name not shown) at Chandler Road, Farrer Park, Singapore. [Barry Pereira; John Brown.]

B.A. Gomes, private, 20145, 5 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938 and 1939. [Barry Pereira.]

C. Gomes, private, 20237, 12 Section, 15 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1939. [Barry Pereira.]

C.J. Gomes, private, 7 Section, 14 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938. [Barry Pereira.]

E. Gomes, private, 20155, 15 Section, 16 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938. [Barry Pereira.]

E.J. Gomes, private, number 1 Company, Singapore Volunteer Infantry; struck off the strength of the Singapore Volunteer Corps, September 21, 1904, due to inefficient service. [SFP, Wednesday, September 21, 1904.]

F. Gomes, private, Singapore Volunteer Infantry; struck off the strength of the Singapore Volunteer Corps, September 21, 1904, after leaving the colony. [SFP, Wednesday, September 21, 1904.]

Lionel Henry Gomes, private, 1 Section, Singapore Volunteer Infantry (SVC); taken on the strength of the Corps in April, 1904; employed as a clerk at McKerrow & Company; resided at D'Souza Street, in 1904. [SFP, Saturday, April 9, 1904; SSGG, October 21, 1904.]

W.F. [or G.?] Gomes, private, 20105, 2 Section, 13 Platoon, Singapore Volunteer Corps, in 1938; transferred to 4 Section of the same unit in 1939. [Barry Pereira.]

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