On the 14th of February 1942, the Independent Company was disbanded and members dispersed to the Military Reinforcement Camps.
Major Fearon, CO of the Independent Company, said:
The brave and gallant 2i/c, Capt. R.A. HOFMAN, was killed on the 15th of February and that evening the remnants of the No. 1 Independent Infantry Company (Malaya) went into a savage and ignoble captivity which was to last three and a half years to the day.
They did their duty. They fought the enemy where they found him. They saw much of the fighting as any other unit in the Campaign, and a good deal more than most. They fought from the beginning on the Siamese (Thailand) border till the end at Singapore. Out of their small strength (some 300 men) they lost some 70 casualties, killed, wounded, missing and sick. They inflicted at least three times these casualties on the enemy in killed and wounded alone. They did well. Let their exertions be remembered.