Ronan Richard McSwiney
1912/10/14 - Born
Son of John and Mary McSwiney
Royal Air Force
1942/03/08 - Captured Java
PoW No. 11093
Japanese Index Card - Side One
Japanese Index card - Side Two
1943/09/26 - 2600 PoWs travelled at 0500 hours by tramway to the endpoint in Tandjong Priok and walked to the quay of the Rotterdamse Lloyd. At 1440 hours the PoW embarked into the Makassar Maru, at 1700 hours the ship sailed.
Transported from Batavia with Java Party 17a to Singapore,
1943/09/29 - Arrived Singapore and transported to Changi
1943/10/21 - Transported with 1155 PoWs from Singapore to Moji, Japan in Matsue Maru
1943/11/06 - The Matsue Maru arrived at Takao (Formosa). Here a group of Dutch and British officers disembarked and 50 British PoWs embarked.
1943/11/15 - The Matsue Maru arrived at Moji after the convoy was attacked by American bombers, the Matsue Maru escaped without being hit.
The whole journey from Singapore took 26 days.
New PoW No. 15001
Taken to Keisen-Machi, Kaho-Gun Fukuoka-Ken Camp
1945/05/13 - Camp renamed Fukuoka Branch XXVI
Fukuoka Branch XXVI - Keisen-Machi, Kaho-Gun Fukuoka-Ken
Yoshikuma Coal Company, owned by the ASO family
1945/09/17 - Liberated Fukuoka B26
KEW:- WO 345/34, WO 345/34, WO 361/2009, WO 361/1254, WO 361/1988, WO 361/2218