To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Lance Corporal

Ashley George Prime


1914/11/03 - Born Calcutta, India

Son of George and Enid Prime

Occupation Driver

Married to Vera Prime

1937 - Enlisted

Royal Corps Of Signals

Singapore Fortress Signals

Southern Area


Japanese PoW

PoW No. M-1646

River Valley Camp

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/09 - Overland to Thailand

6th Train from Singapore to Thailand

1942/10/14 - Arrived Bam Pong, Thailand

PoW No. I 3553

1944 - Transported back to Singapore

1944/06/03 - Transported in Japan Party 1 to Japan

Ships in Convoy were Hozan Maru - Hiyoki Maru - Kokusei Maru - Miyo Maru

1944/06/11 - Arrived Philippines

Miyo Maru was damaged on the way from Philippines to Taiwan and PoWs transferred to Tamahoko Maru at Taiwan, which was sunk off Nagasaki

1944/06/19 - Arrived Takao, Taiwan

1944/06/24 - Arrived Kobe, Island of Kyoto, Japan, train to Osaka

1944/06/25 - Osaka PoW Camp, 16 Branch Camp

300 British POWs arrived from Thai-Burma Railway

New PoW No. I 44005

Worked for Ishihara Industry Company

1945/04/06 - Name change to Nagoya 4B - Iruka

1945/09/09 - Liberated from Nagoya 4B - Iruka POW Camp, age 31





His full story is based on letters to his son at:-



Ashley Prime - Son of Ashley

Japanese Transport

Thailand-Burma Railway

Japanese Homeland Camps

KEW:- WO 392/25, WO 345/42, WO 361/2005, WO 361/1985, WO 361/2063, WO 361/1367, WO 361/2166, WO 361/2190,


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