To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”



Leading Aircraftman

Eric Thomas Robinson


Born 1922/04/29 - Warsop, Nottinghamshire

Son of Sydney and Edith Robinson


Next of Kin - Parents: S and E Robinson, Oakfield Avenue, Warsop, Notts.

Royal Air Force

153 Maintenance Unit

Far East Command West Group



Area of service in the Far East - Moluccas


Japanese PoW

1942/03/21 - Captured Sumatra

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/09/26 - Departed Batavia, Java in Makassar Maru with Java Party 17A for Singapore

1943/10/01 - Arrived Changi, Singapore

1943/10/21 - Departed Singapore for Japan in Matsue Maru

1943/11/06 - Takao, Taiwan some offices disembarked, 50 British Officers embarked

1943/11/15 - Arrived Moji, Japan

Taken to Osaka 14B - Wakayama, Japan

New PoW No. 6435

1943/11/05 - Renamed Osaka 14B

1945/03/29 - Camp closed, transferred to Osaka 19B Ikuna, Japan

PoWs Transferred:-

USA 44 - British 383 - Australian 8 - Dutch 1 - Canadian 2 - New Zealand 2

Total 440

Worked for Mitsubishi Copper Mining Company

1945/08/ - Renamed Osaka 4B - Ikuna, Japan

1945/09/09 - Liberated




HMS Implacable

1945/09/25 - Depart Manila

1945/10/11 - Arrive Vancouver’s ‘A’ Pier ,Canada

Then entrained to East Coast and transported to the UK.




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


Post War

Return visit to Ikuna, Japan


Eric with Tom Hunter, Vic Davie, Harry Goodwill at Ikuna, Japan



Andrew Robinson - Son

FEPOW Repatriation Rolls

KEW Files:- WO 361/1971, WO 361/2009, WO 361/2218, WO 392/26, WO 345/44, WO 361/1963, WO 361/1964,


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


Keeping The Candle Burning

Fepow Family

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

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