To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Lance Bombardier

Robert David Bickford


1917/07/26 - Born Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Son of Edwin and Bridget Bickford

Royal Artillery

5th Field Regiment


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. M7280

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/28 - Transported England Maru to Taiwan

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1942/11/14 - Arrived at Keelung, Taiwan

Camps in Taiwan:-

Taihoku Camp No. 6

PoW No. 1112

Taichu Camp No. 2 - Building flood diversion channel

Inrin Camp No. 2A

Shirakowa Camp No. 4A

Served in the ‘Formosa International Rover crew’ which was a former Boy Scout troop. They helped the caring of the sick & dying within the ranks.

Liberated Shirakowa, Taiwan

Repatriated from the Port of Keelung


Post War

Settled in Runcorn, Cheshire, England



Age 66

5th May 1985



David Gilhen

Japanese Transports

Never Forgotten - Taiwan PoWs

KEW:- WO 392/23, WO 361/2050, WO 345/5, WO 361/1968, WO 361/2068, WO 361/1536,


''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''




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