To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Thomas Evans Scott


1921/03/21 - Born Glasgow, Scotland

Son of John and Josephine Scott

1939/04/28 - Enlisted

Royal Artillery

240/77 Heavy Ack Ack



Left Gun Site, Western Avenue, Cardiff in preparation for going overseas.

1941/12/08 - Depart Greenock

(Pearl Harbour Bombed)

1941/12/24 - Arrive Freetown

1941/12/25 - Depart Freetown

1941/12/31 - Arrive Cape Town

1942/01/04 - Depart Cape Town

1942/02/04 - Arrive Batavia (Jakarta)

1942/02/15 - Depart Batavia

1942/02/18 - Arrive Surabaya

1942/02/28 - Depart Surabaya

1942/03/02 - Arrive Gun Site

1942/03/08 - Java Surrendered to the Japanese


Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Captured Gun Site, Java

1942/04/08 - Arrive Boei Glodock Camp (Batavia)

1942/04/18 - Arrive Tanjong Priok Camp (Batavia)

Sick with Dengue fever and Malaria

Transferred to Mater Dolorosa Hospital (St Vicentius Convent) with Jaundice

Left convent for Bicycle camp for two weeks recuperation then back to Tanjong Priok

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/04/18 - Departed Tanjong Priok

1942/05/15 - Arrive Ambon

Work involved building runways. PoWs  were going blind due to the effects of working in the sun with the glare off the Coral sand.

1944/01/07 - Depart Ambon for Java

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

Total party of 800 PoWs

1944/05/21 - Arrived Singapore

Japan Party 1 was formed in convoy HO-02 consisting of twelve ships including four escorts. It was also known as the Bauxite Convoy.

Four of the cargo ships carried PoWs:-

Miyo Maru (800 Pows from Java Party 20)

Hozan Maru (451 PoWs also carried bauxite)

Hiyoki Maru (450 PoWs also carried bauxite)

Kokusei Maru (456 PoWs holds contained bauxite)

1944/06/03 - HO-02 sailed from Singapore to Japan via Philippines

Japan Party 20 were in the Miyo Maru

1944/06/06 - 160 miles E.S.E of Cape St. Jacques, Indo-China, USS Raton (SS-270) attacked the convoy. At 2225 hours an escort was sunk and USS Raton received damage.

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

1944/06/14 - Sailed from Manila in a convoy of six ships

1944/06/15 - The convoy ran into a typhoon which caused damage to the Miyo Maru

1944/06/18 - Reached Takao, Taiwan.

PoW’s from the Miyo Maru were transferred from the Miyo Maru into two holds in the Tamahoko Maru

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.

1944/06/25 - The survivors were taken to Fukuoka 14B - Nagasaki

Camp No. XIV 6424

Worked for Iron Foundry, Mitsubishi Steel Works

In June transferred to the Omine coalmines at Fukuoka 5B, for about a month.

7 PoWs died in the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb explosion and 1 more in an Allied bombing raid.

On arriving back at Fukuoka 14B the devastation of the bombing of Nagasaki was seen.

1945/09/22 - Liberated Fukuoka 14B



By ship - Manilla - America - Canada - Southampton




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



Japanese Transport

Roger Mansell - Fukuoka 14B

WWII People’s War - BBC

KEW Files:- WO 361/1742, WO 361/1742, WO 361/1742, WO 392/26, WO 345/46, WO 361/2009, WO 361/1254, WO 361/2220,


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