To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”



Aircraftman 1st Class

Jack Leonard


1913/09/01 - Born, Soham, Cambridgeshire

Son of Arthur Robert and Georgina Leonard

1940/07/03 - Enlisted at Cardington

Royal Air Force

Station Armoury Seletar, Singapore


Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Captured Tasikmalaya, Java

Camps in Java:-

1942/04/18 - Malang

Hospitalized at the camp for a while due to bacillary dysentery

1942/-9/ - Soerabaya

1943/06/ - Tjimaki

Commander W/C Wyndham Poowis Welsh, RAF

PoW No. I 26749

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


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

1943/10/01 - Arrived Changi, Singapore

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

With 419 British, 736 Dutch

1943/11/15 - Osaka - Wakayama

PoW No. 1868

Worked for Sumitomo Metallic Industrial Co. Ltd

 1945/03/29 - Camp Closed


PoWs evacuation from Wakayama Beach (Photo from the late Roger Mansell)

1945/03/29 - Transferred to Osaka 19B - Ikuna

Worked Mitsubishi Copper Mining Company

New PoW No. 5644

1945/08/ - Renamed Osaka 4B - Ikuna

1945/09/06 - Liberated on roll at Osaka 4B, No. 217

Handed over to Pitt at Ikuno Station

Liberation Questionnaire




1945/09/25 - Travelled home from Maila in HMS Implacable.

Jack’s Embarkation No. 587

British included 2,000 men and 135 Officers

1945/10/05 - Americans departed ship at US Naval Base Pearl Harbour, Ford Island.

1945/10/11 - Arrive Vancouver’s ‘A’ Pier

Many from the Implacable then travelled by train to Halifax, Nova Scotia to board the Ile de France to Southampton, arriving 1945/10/31.





1939-1945 Star-tn

Defence Medal

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



1982/11/29 - Wembley Middlesex



Denise Leonard - Daughter

Glenda Godfrey

Tim Lloyd

Japanese Transports

Roll of Honour - Osaka 4B

Roger Mansell - Osaka - Wakayama

Roger Mansell - Osaka 4B - Ikuna

Liberation Questionnaire - COFEPOW

Kew Files:- WO 361/1971, WO 392/25, WO 345/31, WO 361/2009, WO 361/1964, WO 361/1963, WO 361/2218,


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