These words are inscribed on the Memorial:-
THE SOLDIERS WHOSE MEMORY IS HONOURED HERE
PERISHED IN CAPTIVITY IN FEBRUARY 1942 AND LIE
BURIED IN ONE GRAVE IN THE GROUNDS OF SINGAPORE
CIVIL GENERAL HOSPITAL>
During the last few days before the capitulation of Singapore on 15th February 1942, a water tank in the grounds of the General Hospital was used as a mass grave. After the war, it was decided not to disturb the grave as identification of civilian and service remains would not be possible.
These words are inscribed on the panel on the plinth.
BENEATH THIS CROSS LIE
94 BRITISH, 6 MALAYAN, 5 INDIAN, 2 AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS
AND 300 CIVILIANS OF MANY RACES,
VICTIMS OF MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN,
WHO PERISHED IN CAPTIVITY IN FEBRUARY 1942.
THE SOLDIERS ARE COMMEMMORATED BY NAME
AT KRANJI WAR CMETERY.