British veteran James Crossan (2nd R) stands among other Far East Prisoners of War and compatriots as they pose for a group photo after a Remembrance service at Singapore's Kranji War Memorial ... more 
British veteran James Crossan (2nd R) stands among other Far East Prisoners of War and compatriots as they pose for a group photo after a Remembrance service at Singapore's Kranji War Memorial November 7, 2013. A group of former Prisoners of War (PoWs), including six Far East veterans, and their relatives and assistants attended a service at the Kranji War Memorial on Thursday as part of their tour to mark Remembrance. The group will also visit Japanese prison camps where they were held during the Second World War and the Death Railway camp in Thailand. Ninety-six-year-old Crossan, the oldest veteran in the group, served in the Royal Army Service Corps before he was captured on February 15, 1942 during the surrender of Singapore just 10 days after he arrived. He remained as a POW in the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history along with 80,000 Indian, Australian and British troops for three-and-a-half years in Singapore and Thailand where he helped build the Death Railway. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY) less 
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Thu, Nov 7, 2013 2:13 AM EST