To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Roland Aubrey Pilcher

(Known as Ronald Aubrey Pilcher)


1919/04/17 - Born Faversham

Son of Thomas and Elsie (nee Frankland) Pilcher

1940/04/25 - Enlisted

Royal Signals

att. Royal Artillery

6 HAA Regiment


Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Became PoW on Java

1942/03 Tanjoeng Priok, Java

Commander Colonel Lane

PoW No. 1140

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/16 - Transported from Java to Singapore in Yoshida Maru

1942/10/29 - Transported to Japan Singapore Maru

1942/11/26 - Established Yahata Provisional POW 

Worked in coal mine

Major J.S. Allpass, Royal Artillery

1943/01/01 - Camp renamed Fukuoka Camp Ube 

1943/03/01 - Camp renamed Fukuoka 8-B

1943/12/01 - Camp renamed Fukuoka 3-D

1945/04/14 Jurisdictional control transferred to Hiroshima 6-D

1945/08 Camp renamed Hiroshima 8B

Commander Major R. Earl, Royal Artillery

1945/09/02 - Liberated Hiroshima 8B - Motoyama


Post War

1948 - Married Eleanor A. Thwaite, Sittingbourne, Kent, England




Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Andy Ledger

Hiroshima 6D

Hell Ship

KEW:- WO 361/1977, WO 392/25, WO 361/2009, WO 361/1982, WO 361/1960, WO 345/41,


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




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