To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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William Taylor


William Top Centre

1907/04/16 - Born Earlstown, Lancashire

1938/05/13 - Enlisted

Royal Artillery

15/6 HAA Regiment



Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Captured Java

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index card - Side Two


1942/04/01 - Tandjeong Priok Camp

PoW No. 1922

Camp Commander Lt-Col. E.J. Hazel Royal Artillery

1942/10/22 - Transported in Yoshida Maru to Singapore

1942/10/29 - Transported to Japan in Singapore Maru

1942/11/12 - Ube, Motayama, Japan

Camp Commander Major John Stuart Allpass Royal Artillery (1942/11-1943/07)

Prisoners worked as miners and were required to dig 1.5 tons of coal per day.

Ietoshi Noma owned the mine and the commanding officer was Lt. Shungi Mayuyama of the Hiroshima POW District.

1942/11/26 - Established as Yahata Provisional PoW Camp Ube,  Motoyama Detached Camp

1943/01/01 -  Renamed Fukuoka PoW Camp Ube Branch? Camp Motayama Detached Camp

1943/03/01 - Renamed Fukuoka 8-B

Camp Commander Lt-Col. E.J. Hazel Royal Artillery (1943/07-1945/06)

1943/12/01 - Renamed Fukuoka 3-D

1944/07/15 - Moved, new location which is unknown

1945/04/14 - Jurisdictional control transferred to Hiroashima 6D PoW Camp

1945/06/02 - Hiroshima 6D, Motoyama, Japan

1945/08/10 - Renamed Hiroshima 8B

Camp Commander Major R.J.S. Earle Royal Artillery

1945/09/02 - Liberated Hiroshima 8B




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Pacific Star

War Medal

1939-1945 Star



KEW:- WO 361/2009, WO 392/26, WO 392/26, WO 361/1982, WO 361/1960, WO 361/1977,


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