1939-1945 On the walls of this Memorial are recorded
the names of twenty-four thousand soldiers and airmen
of many races united in service to the British Crown
who gave their lives in Malaya
and neighbouring lands and seas and in
the air over Southern and Eastern Asia and the Pacific
But to whom the fortune of war
denied the customary rites
accorded to their comrades in death
THEY DIED FOR ALL FREE MEN
The War Memorial represents the three branches of the military
the Air Force, Army and Navy
The columns represent the Army, which marches in columns, the cover over the columns is shaped after of the wings of a plane, representing the Air Force, and the shape at the top resembles the periscope of a submarine, representing the Navy.
The Memorials walls inscribe over 24000 names of allied servicemen whose bodies were never found, spread over both sides of 12 columns of the war memorial itself.
The huge central pylon of the Singapore Memorial rises through the roof to a
height of 80 ft with a star at its top.
Adrian Charles AKHURST
and for all who died to keep us free