To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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William Henry Smith


1914/03/02 - Born London

Son of Charles and Sarah Smith

Loyal Regiment

2nd Battalion


1942/03/27 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 782. Reported ‘Missing’.


Japanese PoW

1942/02/17 - Changi

PoW No. 146

Commander Captain Elrington

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


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1942/08/16 - Transported from Singapore to Korea in Fukkai Maru with 1000 PoWs

Commander Captain Elrington

1942/09/27 - Arrived Keijo, Korea

New PoW No. 146

1943/07 - Transferred from Korea to Japan

1943/07 - Arrived Kobe, Japan

Commander C.S.M. Gatley



1943/09/10 - Post card was sent to his family from Osaka POW Camp



1944/04/16 - Attempted escape after climbing fence

1944/05/18 - After being recaptured and sentenced, sent to Osaka Jail

1945/08/22 - Liberated Osaka Jail



Admiral Hugh Rodman

Embarked USS Admiral Hugh Rodman

189 Boarding Number

1945/09/19 - Departed Manila, Philippines

1945/10/03 - Arrived San Francisco, California

Then Home


1945/10/17 - WO417/98, Casualty List No. 1886. Previously shown on Casualty List No. 999 as reported Prisoner of War now Not Prisoner of War. Previous Theatre of War, Malaya




1939-1945 Star-tn

Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star


Post War


1945/12/08 - Bill on his wedding day to Violet Mesure




From left to right:

Jim Arstall, Bill Fellows, Ted Woods and Bill Smith (Rhonda’s father-in-law)

 Their regiment's colours the Lancashire Loyal Regiment, are in the background.

Taken from New Zealand paper



Rhonda Smith


Transport Home - File Passenger List-124-Part2.pdf (page 55)

Liberation Questionnaire

KEW:- WO 392/26, WO 345/48, WO 361/2020, WO 361/1967, WO 361/1964,


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




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