Squires, James Sidney Rev. Major SCF Att. BRH (39)(83)
Maltby was appointed to the post in July 1941. He was a highly regarded officer with thirty years experience in the Indian Army, who had already distinguished himself as Commandant of the Indian Staff College and as a District Commander. He had served in the Persian Gulf, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Salonica, and a score of skirmishes on the North West Frontier. He spoke Hindustani as ‘effortlessly as he spoke English’ (3-43). A complex character, and likeable by reputation, his family advise that the best way to understand him as an individual is to read “Major General C.M. Maltby’s Commonplace Book”, a scrapbook he assembled – largely for his two daughters – in captivity, and now kept at the Imperial War Museum, London (25b-Hastilow). By co-incidence, his brother Air Vice-Marshal P.C. Maltby, arrived in Singapore on January 4th 1942 (12-281).
It can safely be assumed that Maltby, Lawson, and Wallis are mentioned in every book in the bibliography.
 Wallis had been a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards in 1914, transferring to the Indian Army in 1917. Arriving in Hong Kong in 1940, Wallis commanded the Mainland Brigade, then East Brigade.
 The following details are given in Ihe London Gazette of March 18th, 1946:-Awarded the George Cross for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. (1)(2)(9)(18)(28)- as ‘Noonan’ (38)(39)(42)(49)(51)(55)(57)(63)(90)(94)(102)
 Staff Captain, East Brigade. Post-war, Belton commanded a battalion of the King’s African Rifles in Kenya.
 Boxer was of the Lincs Regt. (1)(2)(4)(6)(9)(14)(18)(28)(35)(37)(39)(42)(48)(49)(51)(52)(56)(63)(81)
 Shackleton was born in 1891 and commissioned on the first of January 1917. In the first war he served both in France and Mesopotamia, and between the wars in Persia (Iran), India, Afghanistan, Waziristan, Egypt, Shanghai, and on the Rhine.