Story of Captivity. For over fifty years he had been unable to tell others of his dreadful experiences, but in latter years felt compelled to, somehow, share his story of captivity.Sidney briefly covers his childhood and that of his working days as a young man, growing up in his home village of Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, where he was happily enjoying life with his parents, being the youngest of ten children. The book goes on to speak of his army days, then the fateful journey on to Singapore. War had started and what a war against the Japanese it turned out to be. Little had he dreamt of becoming a prisoner of war.