To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”



Leading Aircraftman

Wilfrid Bertram Poley


1910/12/24 - Born, Cardiff, Wales

Son of Samuel Reginald and Catherine Rosa Poley

Royal Air Force

Far East Command West Group


Japanese PoW

1942/03/07 - Captured Java

PoW No. 695

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/09/26 - Transported in Java Party 17A in Makassar Maru to Singapore

1943/10/21 - Transported to Japan in Matsue Maru

1943/11/15 - Transported to Osaka 14-B Wakayama

Sumitomo Metallic Industrial Co. Ltd

New PoW No. 6293

1945/03/29 - Camp Closed


1945/03/29 - Transferred to Osaka 19B, Ikuna

PoWs worked for the Mitsubishi Copper Mining Company

Some silver veins were also mined 

1945/08 - Name changed to Osaka 4B, Ikuna

1945/09/09 - Liberated



Monday 26th June 1967

Cause of death, hypertensive heart disease. (According to his GP due to the suffering he sustained whilst a Jap POW.


Loved Ones

Wife Phyllis Isabel Poley, (nee Williams) who died 5th March 1986

Daughters, Lindsey Diane Nicholas (nee Poley) and younger daughter Donna Louise Beesley (nee Poley)



Lindsey Nichols

Java Index

Japanese Homeland Camps

KEW:- WO 345/41, WO 361/1963, WO 361/1971, WO 361/2009, WO 361/1964, WO 392/25, WO 361/1988


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




Keeping The Candle Burning


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In Memory of FEPOW Family Loved Ones  
Designed and Maintained by Ron Taylor.


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