To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”




George William Shuker

Known as ‘Bill’


1915/04/02 - Born Mainstone

Son of Robert and Annie Shuker

Royal Air Force

84 Squadron


Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Captured Java

PoW No. J-1067

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943 -Transported from Java to Moluccas (Haruku)

1944 - Transported back to Java

Bill spent four months in St Vincentius Hospital Batavia

1944/10 - Camp III to Batavia

PoW No. 27290

1945/07 - Bandoeng to Batavia

New PoW No. 4848

1945/09/19 - Liberated Batavia


Post War

Lived at Berriew and later Bill and his wife ran the Arddleen Village Shop for 40 years. They then retired and moved to Oswestry.


Bill with a piece of parachute, used by a British paratrooper who dropped into the camp after liberation.


Alex Dackevych (Bill’s grandson)

KEW:- WO 361/2010, WO 392/26, WO 345/47, WO 361/1945, WO 361/2010, WO 361/1996, WO 361/2018, WO 361/2018,


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




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