To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”




Harry Wilding


1921/04/28 - Born Ilse of Ely Cambridgeshire

Son of George and Jessie Wilding

Royal Air Force

Gonk Kedek


Japanese PoW

1042/03/08 - Captured Java

PoW No. J 1010

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/09/26 - Transported in Java Party 17A in Macassar Maru to Singapore

1942/10/01 - Arrived Changi, Singapore

 1943/10/ 21 - Transported in Matsue Maru to Japan

1943/10/26 - Arrived Saigon, French Indo-China

1943/10/26 - Departed Saigon, French Indo-China

1943/11/06 - Arrived Takao, Taiwan

Officer disembark and 50 British ordinary ranks embarked

1943/11/08 - Departed Takao, Taiwan

Although convoy was attacked by USA submarine the Matsue Maru was not hit

1943/11/15 - Reached Moji, Japan

New PoW No. I 25877

Osaka 14B - Wakeyama, Japan

Worked for Sumitomo Metallic Industrial Co. Ltd

1945/03/29 - Camp closed and POWs transported to Osaka 19-B (Ikuno)

PoW No. 7158

Worked for Mitsubishi Copper Mining Company

1945/08 - Renamed Osaka 4-B (Ikuno)

1945/09/09 - Liberated


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Java Index

KEW:- WO 361/1971, WO 392/26, WO 345/56, WO 361/2009, WO 361/1964, WO 361/1963,


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