Major W.E.Gill, R.A. 137 (A) Fd Rgt - 11 Div & Medical
Lt-Col.H.C.Pargeter, R.C.O.S. - Southern Area
Major P.D.Weir, R.A. 118 Fd Rgt - 18 Division
Major M.T.Read, R.A.M.C i/c of 196 Fd Amb.Pers
Lt-Col.J.R.Williamson, 1 Ind. H.A.A. - Southern Area & Medical
Non Pladuk, Thailand
Known as “No 1 Group”
These men left in five parties of 600 in the cattle trucks from Singapore station. They formed the first party at the Thailand end of the Death Railway. Their task was to establish a base camp at Non Pladuk for the future work parties.