To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Walter George Mole

Known as Wally


1914/04/13 - Born East Ham, London

Son of Walter Alexis and Annie Louisa Mole

Occupation Storekeeper

Royal Army Service Corps.

No.9 10 Mac.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. IV 6229

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/26 - Transported overland in Letter Party ‘W’ to Thailand

Camps Unkown

1944 - Transported back to Singapore

Kachidoki Maru

 1944/09/04 - Transported to Japan in Kachidoki Maru

On 4th September 1944, convoy HI-72 sailed from Singapore. Two of these ships, Rakuyo Maru and the Kachidoki Maru carried PoWs. The Rakuyo Maru carried 1317 Pows (British and Australian) and the Kachidoki Maru a further 900 (all British).

On the 12th of September the convoy was attacked by US submarines and both these ships were hit. The Kachidoki Maru was torpedoed by the US submarine Pampanito at 22:40 hours.

The Japanese rescued some of the POWs from these two ships and they continued their journey to Japan on the Kibitsu Maru.

All of those who survived the sinking of the Kachidoki Maru jumped within the first ten minutes of the ship being hit.

After reaching Japan they were taken to Sendai POW Camp B9 - Sakata-SH, Yamagata-Ken

New PoW No. IV 43372

Used as stevedores at the train yards and at the docks, loading and unloading all forms of materials

1945/09/14 - Liberated Sendai 9B


Japanese Homeland Camps

KEW:- WO 361/1970, WO 392/25, WO 345/36, WO 361/2005, WO 361/1983, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2062, WO 361/2069,


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