John Thomas Horsfall
1920/02/03 - Born Halifax
Son of Lewis and Alice Forsfall
Royal Corps of Signals
Att. Royal Artillery
122 Army Field Regiment
1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore
PoW No. II 1051
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index Card - Side Two
1942/06/26 - Transported to Thailand in June Mainland Party
New PoW No. II 42352
1944/06/19 - Transported back to Singapore after Thailand-Burma Railway was finished.
1944/07/04 - Transported to Japan on Asaka Maru in Japan Party 2.
Japan Party 2 was in a convoy of 10 ships, four containing PoWs (Harushika Maru, Hofuku Maru, Rashin Maru and Sekiho Maru). After sailing along the coast of Borneo the convoy arrived at Manila without the Hofuku maru, which had developed engine problems and had berthed in Borneo.
1944/ 07/16 - Arrived Manila
1944/8/09 - The convoy containing the Asaka Maru sailed for Taiwan.
1944/08/13 the convoy ran into a typhoon.
1942/08/17 - 738 poWs were transferred to Hukusan Maru at Takao, Taiwan after Asaka Maru was damaged in the typhoon.
1944/08/22 - Hukusan Maru continued onto Japan.
1944/08/30 - Arrived Japan and transported to Fukouka 2D
New PoW No. 5135
Working at Coal Mine which was in nearby hills in Okinoyama, a suburb of Ube
1945/04/14 - Camp renamed Hiroshima 7B Camp - Ube Shi, Yamagushi Ken
Camp contained 3 Americans and 278 British PoWs
1945/09/02 - Liberated Hiroshima 7B
Japanese Homeland Camps
KEW:- WO 345/26, WO 361/2005, WO 361/1960, WO 361/1977, WO 392/24, WO 361/2167, WO 361/1368, WO 361/1963, WO 361/2060, WO 361/2185,