William Robert John Dayman
Royal Australian Engineers
A.I.F. 2/6 Field Coy.
Date of Birth: 25 October 1909
Place of Birth: LEICHHARDT, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 29 May 1940
Locality on Enlistment: SUMMER HILL, NSW
Place of Enlistment: PADDINGTON, NSW
Transported to Thailand.
Worked on the Thailand-Burma Railway and then transported, via Singapore, on the Miyo Maru with which departed for Manila/Takao, Formosa (Taiwan) 3rd June 1944.
Transferred, with 771 other prisoners from Takao, Formosa, to the Tamahoko Maru on the 18th June 1944. The ship was torpedoed by the USS Tang on the 24th June 1944 off Goto Nagasaki Japan.
William died with 559 other prisoners when the ship sunk.
24th June 1944
Posting on Death: 2/6 Field Company
Son of William and Margaret Dayman
Husband of Violet Hilda May Dayman, of Chullora, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: BANKSTOWN NSW