To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Harry Motteram


1920/05/29 - Born Blackpool

Son of Harry and Florence Motteram

Royal Artillery

137 Field Regiment


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. VI 2444

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese index Card - Side Two


1942/06/20 - Transported overland to Thailand in June Mainland Party

2nd train from Singapore to Thailand with 600 PoWs

New PoW No. VI 43448

Commander Major W.E. Gill, Royal Artillery, 137 Field Regiment

Transported oversea to Saigon in Haruyasa Maru with 2539 PoWs

(1593 British - 200 Australians - 737 Dutch)

1945/02/09 - Arrived Saigon

Liberated  Saigon, French Indo-China, Camp 10

Flown to Rangoon via Bangkok


1945/09/21 - Left Rangoon in SS Orduna

With 313 Officers - 1390 Other Ranks - 1 Marine - 20 Civilians

Via Columbo, Ceylon (1945/09/27), Port Said (1945/10/10), Mediterranean

1945/10/19 - Arrived Liverpool


Post War



Harry at Hell Fire Pass, Thailand



Diane Seville

Japanese Transports

Transport Home

KEW:- WO 392/25, WO 361/2005, WO 361/2062, WO 361/2186, WO 345/37, WO 361/2165, WO 361/2068,


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




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