Staff-Sergeant J.W. Filby

News has been received that Staff-Sergeant J. W. Filby, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. Filby, 11 Turpington Lane, Bromley Common is among the missing in Singapore.

A native of Bromley, he was educated at the Church School, Bromley Common, afterwards going to the Beckenham Trade School.

He joined the East Surrey Regiment in April, 1933, and went to the Far East in 1938, going first to Singapore and then to Shanghai with the British troops, he returned to Singapore, and later went to Malaya.

The second son of Mr and Mrs Filby, Corporal R.E. Filby, is serving with the RAF in Malta, where he had been for nearly two years.

Newspaper article featuring Staff Sergeant JW Filby

Bromley & District Times, 17th April 1942 (page 5)

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