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Albert Noble


1907/06/15 - Born Trimdon Colliery, County Durham

Son of William and Alice Noble

(Father William was a Coal Hewer, at the Colliery)

Brother to Charles Humphrey (born 1904) and Jane Hannah (born 1909

Albert’s Occupation - Army Regular


1928/07/02 - Enlisted


Next of kin - Mrs William, 6 William Street, Trimdon Grange, Durham

Royal Army Medical Corps

27 Company




1936/05/09 - As a Private,Transferred to Section B, Reserve

1937/08/23 - As a Private, Rejoined the Colours

Hong Kong

1941/12/08 - Japan enters the war by attacking Pearl Harbour and Malaya

1941/12/18 - Japanese Troops crossed Victoria Harbour and fearce fighting followed on the Island of Hong Kong

1941/12/25 - Hong Kong surrendered to the Japanese


1942/01/14 - WO 417/36, Casualty List No. 720. Reported ‘Missing’.


Japanese PoW

1941/12/25 - Captured Hong Kong

Commander in Hong Kong PoW Camp Major Boon, Royal Army Service Corps.

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/12/15 - 5th Hong Kong Draft on the SS Soong Cheong to Japan

With 563 PoWs to Japan

1943/12/20 - Arrived Takao, Taiwan and with serious engine problems the PoWs were transferred to the Toyama Maru

1943/12/30 - Departed Takao, Taiwan in Toyama Maru

1944/01/16 - Arrived Osaka Branch 11 - Narumi, Japan

1944/04/06 - Juristriction changed and renamed Nagoya 2B - Narumi

Work involved making wheels for Daido Electric Steel Company

1944/08/04 - 200 Americans arrive at camp from the Philippines

 1945/04/06 - Transferred to Nagoya 8B - Tateyama

Work involved building small steam rollers, for Tateyama Heavy Industries Co.

1945/08/15 - On Roll at Nagoya 8B

1945/08/29, 10am - Planes drop food parcels but on the second run, after dropping a package, one of the planes crashes into a house 50 yds from the PoWs. and lies upside down. Two men are rescued from the Grumman Avenger, but the pilot died.

1945/08/30 - Funeral of pilot with planes flying over in formation.

1945/09/06 - Liberated

Liberation Questionnaire


1945/10/08 - WO417/98, Casualty List No. 1878. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 881 as reported Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Hong Kong.



Admiral Hughes

USS Admiral Hughes

Embarkment No. 936

Albert now Classified as a Sergeant on the ship roll

1945/09/25 - Sailed from Manila, Philippines

Via:- Equimalt, British Columbia

1945/10/09 - Arrived Victoria, Canada and Seattle

Then home in Queen Elizabeth 1




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Sue France - Daughter

Glenda Godfrey

Matt Stanyard

Mike Heather

British Far East PoWs

Hong Kong War Diary - Tony Banham

          Tony’s Books:-

          ‘Not the Slightest Chance’

          ‘The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru’

          ‘We Shall Suffer There’

Roger Mansell’s site - Center for Research

Liberation Questionnaire - COFEPOW

Repatriation Files from Manila, Philippines

Repatriation Transport List

KEW Files:- WO 392/25, WO 345/38, WO 361/1985,


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




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Designed and Maintained by Ron Taylor.


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