To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”




Osmond Henry Simmonds

 Known as 'Taff'


Royal Air Force

242 Squadron


Empress of australia-3

Transported ‘Empress of Australia’ from Glasgow, Scotland to Java


Japanese PoW

1942/3/08 - Captured Java

PoW No. 9959

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/21 - Transported in the Kunitama Maru to Singapore in Java Party 5c

Dainichi Maru

1942/10/27 - From Singapore in the ‘Dainichi Maru’ to Japan

1942/11/27 Arrive Moji transported to Tokyo 2D (Mitsushima)

1944/04/16 - Transferred to Tokyo Branch 16 (Kanose) (this was the first group numbered 50 - 100, Taf’s number was 58)

1945 September - Liberated


Transport Home

By plane to the Clarkfield airstrip Philippines.

USS Admiral C. F. Hughes

Then in the ‘USS Admiral C. F. Hughes’ (AP-124) to San Francisco, CA.

Admiral Hughes list

List of Passengers on USS Admiral Hughes

Transported by train to Halifax Nova Scotia.

Ile de France-3

The in the ‘Ile de France’ from Nova Scotia back to Southampton England and home.



Japanese Transport

Java Index

KEW Files:- WO 361/1970, WO 361/2009, WO 392/26, WO 345/47, WO 361/1970, WO 361/1984,


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




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