To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”



Aircraftman 1st Class

Basil Roy Potter


1921/12/17 - Born Great Yarmouth

Occupation - Sugar Confectioner


Japanese PoW

1942/03/20 - Captured Java

PoW number 4346

Djawa PoW camp, Java

Japanese PoW Card - Side 1


Japanese PoW Card - Side 2


1944/05/19 - Transported Kiska Maru in Java Party 20 to Singapore

1944/06/03 - Transported Miyo Naru to Japan via Philippines in large convoy including the Tamahoko Maru cargo ship

1944/ 06/11 - Arrived Manila, the Tamahoko Maru loaded 7,500 tons of copper ore into her holds

1944/06/14 - Sailed from Manila and hit a typhoon which caused damage to the Miyo Maru

1944/06/18 - PoW’s were transferred from the Miyo Maru to two holds in the Tamahoko Maru

1944/06/20 - HO-02 convoy sailed out of Takao, Taiwan, accompanied by escorts.

1944/06/21 - Stopped over at Keeling, the convoy then headed for Japan.

1944/06/24 - Three US submarines, Tang, Tinosa, and Shark II attacked the convoy off the Japanese coast,  40 miles S.W. of Nagasaki. The Tamahoko Maru was hit and sank with the loss of 560 POWs out of the 772 PoWs on board.



Age 23


Died when the Tamahoko Maru was sunk 40 miles off the coast of Nagasaki.


Loved Ones

Son of Charles David and Esther Potter, of Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk.



Singapore Memorial-3

Column 442.




Roll of Honour

Roger Mansell Research

POW Research Network Japan

KEW:- WO 361/2220, WO 361/1742, WO 361/2057, WO 361/1222, WO 392/25, WO 361/2008, WO 361/1945,


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