Walter Pollock was born on 25th December 1910 in Kilmarnock.
When he was 26, Walter first went out to Malaya (now known as Malaysia) on the 26th of June 1937, departing from Liverpool on the Blue Funnel Line Ship the Polyphemus, with his intended destination the Straits Settlement, Malaya and his occupation being a Planter.
Built 1930 and torpedoed and sunk off Bermuda in 1942
Malayan Volunteer Forces
Malayan Campaign - December 1941 to 15th February 1942
Mentioned In Despatches
Postscript - The 1st Independent Infantry Company
Appendix 1 – Diary kept by Walter Pollock
Appendix 2 – Mentioned in Despatches
Roll of Honour
1 More details about the Polyphemus can be found here:-