To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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John Alexander McLeod


1909/05/29 - Born Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Son of Angus and Mary McLeod


John and his wife Bella

Royal Artillery

155th Field Regiment



Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. M7778

Japanese Index Card -Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/25 - Transported to Taiwan in England Maru , 900 British

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1942/11/14 -  Arrived Keelung, Taiwan

New PoW No. IV 1917

Transported with 500 PoW to Kinkaseki Camp No.1

Worked in Copper Mine

Shirakawa Camp No.4

Very sick, treated by Canadian Doctor, Ben Wheeler

Liberated Taiwan

John was transported on HMNZHS Maunganui to New Zealand and was suffering from Beri Beri and Pellagra.

McLeod-John-Alexander-New Zealand

After liberation John spent months in hospital in New Zealand and later England before arriving back in Inverurie to his wife, Bella and their daughter June.


Post War


John with daughter June and Scottie dog Mac



Aged 42

13th April 1953


Alistair Grant - Grandson
Mike Heather
Japanese Transports
Never Forgotten - Taiwan Camps

KEW:- WO 392/25, WO 345/33, WO 361/1968, WO 361/2050, WO 361/1536, WO 361/2062, WO 361/2068, WO 361/2186, WO 361/1475,


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




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In Memory of FEPOW Family Loved Ones
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