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Private

Andrew Cosgrove

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1919/05/19 - Born Carluke, Scotland

Son of A. and Elizabeth Cosgrove

Royal Scots

2nd Battalion

 

Japanese PoW

1941/12/23 - Captured Hong Kong

PoW No. 908

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index card - Side Two

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1942/09/04 - Transported from Hong Kong in First Draft to Japan, Shi Maru - with 620 PoWs.

Commander Major Barry, Royal Artillery

These were mainly those who refused to sign the “no escape” document, mainly from the Shamshuipo Camp, under Commander Major Boon. The majority came from the Royal Scots Regiment, Middlesex Regiment, the Royal Artillery, with a few Royal Navy.

1942/09/15 - Reached Yokohama, Japan

New PoW No. 289

1942/09/15 - Known as Tokyo - Kawasaki PoW Camp

Transferred to Tokyo 23D - Kawasaki Camp

1945/06/30 - Camp closed, the POWs were moved to Kawasaki Branch Camp.

The POWs were used by Dainippon Chemistry Company.

1945/09/01 - Liberated Tokyo - Kawasaki

 

Died

1958

Information

Tony Banham

Tokyo 23D - Kawasaki

KEW:- WO 361/1970, WO 392/23, WO 345/12, WO 361/1984, WO 361/2167

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