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William Robert John Dayman


Royal Australian Engineers

A.I.F. 2/6 Field Coy.



Date of Birth: 25 October 1909

Place of Birth: LEICHHARDT, NSW


Service Record

Date of Enlistment: 29 May 1940

Locality on Enlistment: SUMMER HILL, NSW

Place of Enlistment: PADDINGTON, NSW


Japanese PoW

Captured Java.

Transported to Thailand.

Worked on the Thailand-Burma Railway and then transported, via Singapore, on the Miyo Maru with which departed for Manila/Takao, Formosa (Taiwan) 3rd June 1944.

Transferred, with 771 other prisoners from Takao, Formosa, to the Tamahoko Maru on the 18th June 1944. The ship was torpedoed by the USS Tang on the 24th June 1944 off  Goto Nagasaki Japan.

William died with 559 other prisoners when the ship sunk.



Age 34

24th June 1944

Posting on Death: 2/6 Field Company


Loved Ones

Son of William and Margaret Dayman

Husband of Violet Hilda May Dayman, of Chullora, New South Wales, Australia


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