To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Thomas Ford


(Thomas is sitting on right)

1921/01/24 - Born Warrington, Lancashire

Son of Thomas and Margaret Ford

Occupation Iron Dresser

1941/05/15 - Enlisted

Royal Artillery

95/48 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment


Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Captured Java

PoW No. 5531

1942/03 - Koen School

1942/05 - Boei Glodoc

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/22 - Transported to Singapore in Yoshida Maru


This is called Mystery Party 2, as the PoWs on reaching Singapore were left on board the Yoshida Maru till the Singapore Maru berthed. Therefore no roll records of the PoWs in this Java Transport were made at Changi.

1942/10/29 - Singapore Maru returned to Singapore from previous transportation from Java (Java Party 5A) and PoWs from Changi and the Yoshida Maru embarked and were transported to Japan. In this transport the conditions on board were terrible.

1942/11/25 - Arrived at Moji, Japan, 108 deaths on voyage

1942/11/27 - Arrive at Yahata Provisional POW Camp Ube Branch Camp SANYO Detached Camp

Commander Major Busby

1943/01/01 - Camp renamed Fukuoka POW Camp UBE Branch Camp SANYO Detached Camp

1943/03/01 - Camp renamed Fukuoka 6B (Omine)

1943/12/01 - Camp renamed Fukuoka 1D

1945/04/14 - Control transferred to Hiroshima POW Camp 4D

Officers removed and sent to Sapporo Jail, they returned after the Japanese surrender

1945/08/10 - Camp renamed Hiroshima 6B

1945/09/02 - Liberated Hiroshima 6B POW Camp, Japan


Hell Ship

Hiroshima 6B

COFEPOW Liberation Questionnaire

KEW:- WO 361/2009, WO 392/24, WO 345/18, WO 361/1982, WO 361/1977, WO 361/1963,


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