1919/05/19 - Born Carluke, Scotland
Son of A. and Elizabeth Cosgrove
1941/12/23 - Captured Hong Kong
PoW No. 908
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index card - Side Two
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
Tokyo 23D - Kawasaki
KEW:- WO 361/1970, WO 392/23, WO 345/12, WO 361/1984, WO 361/2167