To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Signalman (Gunner)

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


Japanese PoW

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 Transports

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,


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