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SS TAMAHOKO MARU










TAMAHOKO MARU (Saturday, June 24, 1944)

Part of a convoy sailing towards Japan with 772 Australian, British and American prisoners of war on board. With the lights of Japan in sight, one of the ships in the convoy, exploded after being torpedoed by the US submarine USS Tang. Nearby, the Tamahoko Maru was almost blown apart and water poured in through a gaping hole in her side. On top of the main hatch cover 80 men were sleeping. Not one of them survived. As the Tamahoko (6,780 tons) settled in the water, hundreds of prisoners jumped into the sea and soon a Japanese whale-chaser appeared and started picking up survivors. The final count was that 560 POWs had died. Of the 267 Australians on board only 72 survived. Fifteen US soldiers and sailors were killed as well as thirteen merchant seamen rescued from the sunk freighter "American Leader". Next day, 212 survivors of the Tamahoko Maru were brought into the harbour at Nagasaki to spend the rest of the war in the POW camp, Fukuoka 13.



Sinking of the Tamahoko Maru
Saturday, 24 June 1944- survivors to Nagasaki

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Report of Draft sent from Java to Japan and information regarding the Tamahoko Maru

Original at Australian War Museum and copy at NARA
Prepared by:
Lt. John Hickley, RN, Senior surviving English Officer
Lt. Van Oortmensen, RNEI Army, Senior surviving Dutch Officer
Lt. Lance Gibson, AIF, Senior surviving Australian Officer
Sub-Lt Philip Cranefield, RN

This draft was formed at Adek Camp Batavia and began assembling there on 9th May 1944, the company officers being transferred from Cycle Camp on 10th May 1944; the men were drawn from Cycle Camp, Kampong, Macassar, Adek and Buitenzorg. Major Jack Dudley Morris A.I.F. was in command; and the final draft consisted of four companies of 150 men and 1 officer, a company of 125 men and one officer and a H.Q. company of 48. These last two mainly consisted of a special medical party of 30 doctors and 60 medical orderlies, 2 men acting as priests were included in H.Q. The total number was 41 officers and 737 men of which 197 were English 42 American 258 Australian and 281 Dutch. The draft was completed in nine days and was supplied from a Red Cross consignment with shoes and adequate medical supplies - a feature of the draft was the almost complete lack of sickness.

The draft embarked a.m. on 19th May 1944 in "Kiska Maru" of about 3,500 tons, one Dutchman being left at Tanjong Priok with dysentry [Tanjong Priok was the port for Batavia, now known as Jakarta]. The ship sailed for Singapore via Banka Strait and arrived in Keppel Harbour at 1600 on 22nd May 1944, the prisoners being transported in lorries to Havelock Road Camp. (A German U-boat of about 2,000 tons with a closed bridge was alongside and provided some interest as she had two shell-holes in the stern). Indian troops were in the remainder of the camp and, under a Lieutenant R.I.A.S.C., supplied the party out of their own rations. A "glass rod test" was held during the stay here, as a result of which 1 Australian and 4 Dutchmen were detached from the draft.

At 0800 on 2nd June 1944, 772 men marched from the camp to the docks and were taken out in landing barges to the ship lying in the Roads. She was a vessel of between 4,000-5,000 tons, loaded with bauxite, and the prisoners were put in the forward between-decks under Nos. 2 & 3 hatches- as 300 men slept on deck, everyone was able to lie full length at night. The ship sailed on 3rd June 1944 and formed one of a convoy of 11 ships, 3 of which were carrying prisoners of war, escorted by 4 small corvettes. Naturally all were apprehensive of submarines, and this feeling was accentuated when the leading corvette was torpedoed on the night 6th/7th June 1944.

Kapok lifebelts were provided, but the sergeant of the guard would not allow them to be issued to the prisoners, but on 8th June 1944 Major Morris at last succeeded in having them issued. On 11th June 1944 the convoy arrived in Manila Bay anchoring off the town and stayed 2 days, sailing on the morning of 14th as a convoy of 10 ships escorted by 3 corvettes, a minelayer and a whaling ship for Formosa. We proceeded close inshore northward along the west coast of Luzon for 2 days and on leaving the N.W., point ran into a heavy storm during which the ship received damage, and on arrival at Takao on 18th June 1944, began immediately to discharge her cargo.

The following morning, the draft was transferred to a larger cargo ship of 6,700 tons -Tamahoku Maru which was loading quarter cargo of rice and sugar and which also carried about 500 Japanese servicemen aft, all of whom bore the appearance of survivors. The accommodation consisted of the forward between decks which extended from forecastle bulkhead to the bridge under Nos. 1 & 2 hatches. About 300 men again slept on deck forward, 20 cooks abaft the bridge and the remainder below decks. The Korean guards were also below, occupying a space on the starboard side level with No. 2 hatch and the officers slept round the foremast. Life belts were again provided, but not issued, despite protests, and were stacked against the ship's side forward of the guards. Access to the hold was by wooden ladders under each hatch. There were a number of balsa rafts on deck secured to the guardrails.

The convoy, consisting of 12 ships escorted by 2 corvettes a minelayer and the whaling ship, left Takao 20th June, the next few days being pleasantly cool after the tropics. At 11:50 pm on 24th June 1944, in approximate position 40 miles S.W. of Nagasaki, we were awoken by an explosion as another ship in the convoy was torpedoed and within seconds another torpedo hit our ship just forward of the bridge on the starboard side, blowing the covers off the hatches. This explosion must have killed many men sleeping on them and numbers of others on deck are known to have been struck by falling debris. Also there were now two large holes in the deck of the hold and many men, rushing for the ladders which had been blown away, must have fallen into the cargo. Other men rushed toward the life belts and were so trapped. Escape by those below was made by means of the iron ladders under the hatches, or, for the most part, by being washed out by the sea. It has been estimated that the ship sank in less than 2 minutes.

The balsa rafts were cut adrift by the late Gunner J. Brookes (35th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA), possibly assisted by the late Chief Engine Room Artificer Cedric Mellish R.A.N. (HMAS "Perth) who throughout the draft was most efficient as disciplinary N.C.O. CPO Cedric Erryl Bell Mellish, RAN, of Armidale, NSW, died in sinking of Tamahoku Maru, 24 Jun 1944.
Finding themselves in the water, most prisoners managed to gain these rafts or other wreckage and settled down with the Japanese survivors to wait for dawn, all nationalities helping each other. Fortunately no depth charges were dropped nearby by the escort and at dawn a corvette lowered her boats and picked up Japanese, leaving the prisoners on the wreckage. At about 0700 the small whaling ship came up and lowered rope ladders. On receipt of an order from her bridge, the prisoners were allowed on board and were put on the forecastle deck under a small gun-platform. This craft specialized in picking up prisoners and was most efficiently handled during the process. Some men were picked up by boats from the corvettes and put on board the whaling ship; 2 aircraft also co-operated. 7 prisoners were picked up by a corvette which later came practically alongside when they were thrown back into the sea to swim to the whale-catcher, but unfortunately two non-swimmers were drowned. A thorough search of the area was made, and as far as could be seen, no one was left in the water. Four Korean guards were also saved including one who all along had been most helpful to Major Morris and this man proved very useful as interpreter during the rescue and subsequent proceedings.

The. ship with 211 prisoners arrived in Nagasaki at 12:30 pm and after a cold hungry wait the prisoners were landed at 1800. During this period a Japanese doctor and two nurses came to treat the sick, but their sole equipment was Mercurochrome and their attention most perfunctory.

Lorries transported the prisoners to Fukuoka 14 camp, in the Mitsubishi factories, where a hot meal, clothes and sleeping mats were provided. A further survivor was brought in two days later and later still the ashes of a Dutch doctor and an Australian private - so it must be presumed that the remaining 560 men lost their lives in this disaster.
* includes 13 men of the S.S. American Leader per George Duncan

A Captain Takata of the Japanese P.O.W. Information Bureau later visited the camp to secure a signed statement of the sinking from the surviving officers. Advantage was taken of this opportunity to criticize several points, chiefly the entrusting of a draft of this size to the whim of a sergeant, and his subsequent refusal. to issue life belts which might have saved more lives, and also conditions, health etc. in Fukuoka 14 - subsequent improvements in the camp may well have been due to this visit.

For six weeks, the party lived in crowded conditions in the camp after which they joined up with the old camp and started work in the factories. During this period the camp staff were fairly sympathetic, though comforts and medicines were scarce.

/S/Lt. John Hickley, RN, Senior surviving English Officer
/S/Lt. Van Oortmensen, RNEI Army, Senior surviving Dutch Officer
Lt. Lance Gibson, AIF, VX45741; Senior surviving Australian Officer
[Lance Aldworth Gibson, 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion]
/S/Sub-Lt Philip Cranefield, RN


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USS TANG





Third war patrol

Her third war patrol was one of the most devastating carried out against Japanese shipping during the war. Tang got underway from Pearl Harbor on 8 June and hunted enemy shipping in the East China Sea and Yellow Sea areas. On 24 June 1944, southwest of Kagoshima, the submarine contacted a convoy of six large ships guarded by 16 escorts. Tang closed for a surface attack and fired a spread of three torpedoes at one of the ships and quickly launched a similar spread at a second target. Explosions followed, and Tang reported two ships sunk. However, postwar examination of Japanese records revealed by the Japanese government show that two passenger-cargo ships and two freighters were sunk. The ships must have overlapped, and the torpedo spread must have hit and sunk two victims in addition to their intended targets. Those sunk Tamahoko Maru, Tainan Maru, Nasusan Maru, and Kennichi Maru added up to 16,292 long tons (16,553 t) of enemy shipping.

On 30 June 1944, while she patrolled the lane from Kyūshū to Dairen, Tang sighted another cargo ship steaming without an escort. After making an end around run on the surface which produced two torpedo misses, Tang went deep to avoid depth charges, then surfaced and chased the hapless ship until she closed the range to 750 yd (690 m). A single torpedo blew Nikkin Maru in half, and the merchantman sank.

The next morning, Tang sighted a tanker and a freighter. While she sank freighter Taiun Maru Number Two, tanker Takatori Maru Number One fled. The submarine trailed until dark, then launched two torpedoes which sent the latter down. Tang celebrated 4 July at dawn by an end-around, submerged attack on an enemy freighter which was near shore. However, with rapidly shoaling water and her keel about to touch bottom, Tang backed off, fired a spread of three with two hits, and then surfaced as survivors of the 6,886 long tons (6,996 t) cargo ship Asukazan Maru were being rescued by fishing boats. That afternoon, Tang sighted Yamaoka Maru, another cargo ship of approximately the same size, and sank her with two torpedoes. The submarine surfaced and, with the aid of grapnel hooks and Thompson submachine guns, rescued a survivor who had been clinging to an overturned lifeboat. While prowling the waters off Dairen late the next night, the submarine sighted a cargo ship and, during a submerged attack with her last two torpedoes, sank Dori Maru. The box score for her third patrol was 10 enemy merchant ships sunk that totaled 39,160 long tons (39,790 t).

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        AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON THE                                   SS TAMAHOKO MARU - SATURDAY, 24TH JUNE 1944.


1.  AIKMAN, Mervyn George; Pte; TX5434; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 22.
2.  ALDER, Stanley Clavering; Bdr; NX36956; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 31.
3.  ALLEN, Leslie; Pte; TX3633; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
4.  ARMSTRONG, Robert; Spr; SX14871; 2/1st Fortress Company, RAE; Aged 22.
5.  ARNOLD, Wason Herbert Watsford; Sgt; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 40.
6.  ASHMAN, Geoffrey; Pte; TX3184; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 26.
 
7. BAILEY, John Henry; Pte; TX4795; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
8. BAILEY, James William; Pte; NX37973; 2/12th Field Ambulance; Aged 24.
9. BAILEY, Wilfred Arnleigh; Sgt; NX65888; 2/12th Field Ambulance; Aged 38.
10. BAILEY, Walter Claude; Gnr; SX13242; 2/1 Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 29.
11. BAMBACH, Phillip James; Pte; NX47134; 105th General Transport Company, AASC; Aged 30.
12. BARBER, Sydney Phillip; Gnr; NX38391; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 22.
13. BARR, Malcolm David; L/Cpl; TX5047; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
14. BEARD, George; Pte; NX21319; HQ Guard Battalion; Aged 42.
15. BELL, Andrew Mark; NX39778; 2/19th Infantry Battalion; Aged 23.
16. BLAKE, Leslie Malcolm; Pte; TX4760; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
17. BLIZZARD, George Elvin; Pte; TX3725; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
18. BOLTON, Linslie Clifford; Pte; TX1502; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
19. BOWDEN, Arthur Percy; Gnr; VX57811; 2/1 Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 25.
20. BREWER, Clifford James; Pte; TX5506; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
21. BRICKNELL, Wilton Tasman; Pte; TX8415; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 19. (Stated - Date of Birth - 1922)
22. BRIGGS, Mervyn; Spr; NX38680; 2/1 Fortress Company, RAE; Aged 26.
23. BROOME, Alwyn Lindsay; Pte; VX23081; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalin; Aged 24.
24. BROWNING, Thomas John Murrell; Pte; TX2757; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
25. BUCKNELL, Edgar Frederick Winston; Pte; SX11937; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 34.
26. BURANDT, Ernest Albert; Pte; VX17846; 105th General Transport Company, AASC; Aged 22.
27. BYRTH, William Keith; Pte; SX10326; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 38.

28. CALLOW, Lyal Henry; Pte; VX54322; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 26.
29. CASTLE, Raymond Henry; Pte; TX2628; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 33.
30. CLARKE; John Edward; Cpl; TX3737; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 25.
31. CONLEY, Reginald Athol; Pte; TX2603; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
32. COOPER, John Alexander Hedley; Pte;TX3873; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28. (Brother of 33)
33. COOPER, Wilfred Peter; Pte;TX3759; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.  (Brother of 32)
34. CORVAN, George Clarence; Cpl; TX4649; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 22.
35. COWLE, Robert Pressland; Pte; TX4791; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 32.
36. CRAWFORD, Stanley Arthur; Pte; TX3751; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 26.
37. CUNNINGHAM, Cecil Albert; Cpl; TX2845; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
38. CUNNINGHAM, Phillip Oswald; Pte; VX33903; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 29.

39. DAFT, Leslie George; Pte; TX5026; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 38; Born - Cheltham, England.
40. DARLING, Edward William; Pte; TX2733; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 38; Born - New Haven, England.
41. DAVIS, Allan Neamiah; Pte; TX2958; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 33.
42. DAWSON, Lancelot Henry; Pte; TX4677; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
43. DAYMAN, William Robert John; Spr; NX18537; 2/6th Field Company, RAE; Aged 34.
44. DEAN, Louis Charles; Pte; TX2902; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
45. DENNIS, James William; Pte; TX8386; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 21.
46. DOHERTY, Harry; Pte; VX34041; 2/29th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
47. DONAVAN, Jeremiah; (Served as - WEST, Jeremiah); Pte; SX6351; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 43; Born - London, England.
48. DORAN, Edward John; Pte; WX10551; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 33.
49. DOW, Colin McLean; Spr; NX29994; 2/6th Field Company, RAE; Aged 29.
50. DOWD, Milton; Pte; VX63689; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 23.
51. DRAPER, Eric Theodore; Pte; 22nd Brigade Company, AASC; Aged 26.
 
52. EAGLING, Cyril Herbert;
Pte; TX3637; 2/240th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29
53. ELLIS, John William Earle; Sgt; SX8486; 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 32.
54. ELLIS, Charles; Gnr; NX55825; 18th Anti-Tank Battery, RAA; Aged 41; Born - London,  England.
55. ESLER, Lloyd Ernest; Pte; VX33734; 2/3rd Machine Gun Batalion; Aged 25.

56. FARRELL, John Alwin;
Pte; VX34988; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
57. FEATHERSTONE, Arthur Leonard; Pte; TX4794; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
58. FERRIS, Bernard Trill; Pte; QX10692; 22nd Brigade Company, AASC; Aged 31.
59. FLETCHER, Hughie Ronald George; Pte; TX2688; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 33.
60. FLITON, David Leith; Sig; VX60285; 8th Division Signals; Aged 20.
61. FRASER, Frederick Verner; Pte; VX34928; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 46. (Served World War 1)
62. FREEMAN, Herbert George; Pte; TX2220; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
63. FRIDLINGTON, Jack Charles; Pte; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 25.

64. GARDINER, Leonard Gordon;
Pte; TX5102; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
65. GARRETT, William John; Pte; TX5854; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 35.
66. GARVIN, John Sterling; Cpl; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 43.
67. GEESON, Alan Joseph; Pte; TX3688; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 31.
68. GILBERT, Herbert Martin; Spr; NX38845; 2/1st Fortress Company, RAE; Aged 27.
69. GLEADALL, John Alfred; Pte; WX12070; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 23; Born - Yorkshire, England.
70. GOESCH, John Ronald; Bdr; NX39401; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 40.
71. GRAHAM, Archie; (MM); Cpl; VX20201; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 34.
72. GREGORY, William; Pte; VX32280; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 39.
73. GRIFFITHS, William Clifford; Pte; TX5015; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 33.
74. GUNTON, Kenneth George; Pte; TX3249; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 31.

75. HAGGBLOM, Lionel Walter;
Pte; VX24568; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
76. HAMILTON, Richard; Lieut; WX3336; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 28.
77. HARRISON, Frank John; Pte; TX2660; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
78. HEDGER, William Reginald; Pte; SX5121; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 25.
79. HENDERSON, Edward Charles; Pte; TX5317; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 23.
80. HILL, Markwell Jack; Pte; TX5420; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
81. HOCKINGS, Oswald Ashford; Pte; QX20774; 3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company; Aged 36.
82. HOFFMAN, Samuel; Pte; SX11964; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 24.
83. HOWE, Fredrick William; TX3449; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
84. HUNTINGTON, Charles Douglas; Cpl; TX4039; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 34.

85. JAMIE, David
; Gnr; QX19756; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 29.
86. JONES, Arthur Bruce; Spr; 2/1st Fortress Company, RAE; Aged 27.
87. JONES, Stephen James; Pte; NX68578; 3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company; Aged 26.
 
88. KEATING, Bruce Edgar;
Pte; TX4809; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 26.    (Brother of 89)
89. KEATING, Maurice Stewart; Pte; TX4101; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.  (Brother of 88)
90. KERIN, Albert William; Pte; SX7822; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 24.
91. KING, David Allen; Pte; TX5451; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 34.
92. KINGSTON, Donald Harold; Pte; TX2612; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
93. KLYE, Reginald; Pte; TX8123; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
94. KNOWLES, Reginald William; Pte; TX4821; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
95. KNOX, Arthur Samuel; Pte; NX60544; 2/12th Field Ambulance; Aged 26.

96. LAKE, Peter Paul;
Cpl; NX38710; 2/1st Fortress Company, RAE; Aged 22.
97. LECKIE, John Henshaw; Pte; WX9863; 2/3rd Machine Gun Company; Aged 36.
98. LING, Lawrence Trevor; Pte; TX5386; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
99. LING, Victor Albert; Pte; TX5121; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 23.
100. LOCKETT, John Stanford; Pte; TX4879; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 21.
101. LONGBOTTOM, Reginald Joffre; Pte; NX59104; 3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company; Aged 29.  (Brother of 102)
102. LONGBOTTOM, Theodore; Pte; NX69615; 3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company; Aged 26.  (Brother of 101)
103. LUNN, Harold Percy; Pte; SX6133; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 29.

104. MACKINTOSH, Ian Uphill;
Sgt; VX39873; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 28.
105. MAGNUSSEN, Harold John; Gnr; NX36856; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 22.
106. MARGISON, William Henry; Pte; TX3683; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
107. MARKS, George Arthur James; Gnr; NX41226; 18th Anti-Aircraft Battery, RAA; Aged 30.
108. MARKS, Ronald Elphinstone; Pte; VX56053; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 24.
109. MATTHEWS, Maxmillian Joseph; Pte; TX5084; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
110. MAYNARD, Vivian Tasman; Pte; TX5433; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
111. McCURDY, David Vincent; Gnr; WX14456; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 22.
112. McGREGOR, James David; Pte; VX48268; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 27.
113. McKERLIE, Adrian Jack; Pte; SX6344; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 23.
114. McNAMARA, Matthew Joseph; Capt; 5th General Hospital; Aged 39.
115. MEDLIN, Arthur Jack; Sgt; SX15009; 2/1st Fortress Company, RAE; Aged 23.
116. MILNE, Adrian; Pte; TX5073; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 26.
117. MORRIS, Jack Dudley; (MID); Major; VX16925; 2/2nd Casualty Clearing Station; Aged 30.
118. MURRAY-WILLIAMS, Denis; L/Cpl; TX3897; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.

119. NANGLE, John Joseph; Gnr;
NX36857; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 19. (Stated - Date of Birth - 1921)
120. NAS, Bertram; Pte; TX2969; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
121. NIX, Arthur Joseph; Cpl; 2/11th Field Company, RAE; Aged 32.
122. NORMAN, William George; Pte; WX6228; HQ Guard Battalion; Aged 40.

123. O'HEHIR, James Joseph;
Pte; NX41885; Sparrow Force, AASC; Aged 33.
124. O'KEEFE, Lawrence Casimir; Sgt; QX19761; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 24.
125. O'REILLY, Peter Joseph; L/Cpl; 2/1st Fortress Signals; Aged 23.
126. OLIVER, Herbert John; Pte; TX3238; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 32.

127. PAYNE, Charles;
Pte; TX5948; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 22.
128. PAXTON, Robert; Pte; VX48508; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24; Born - Yorkshire, England.
129. PHILLIPS, George; Pte; VX60565; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 21.
130. PHILLIPS, Ralph Algar; L/Cpl; VX64545; Sparrow Force AASC; Aged 24.
131. PHILLIPS, William Auther; Pte; VX26564; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 29.
132. PICKETT, Clifford William; Pte; TX2728; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
133. PULHAM, Noah; Pte; NX6602; Sparrow Force AASC; Aged 25.
134. PYKE, Neil; Pte; TX2957; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 27.

135. RICE, Keith Thomas;
Pte; TX5085; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
136. RICHARDS, Geoffrey William; Pte; TX5910; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
137. ROBOTHAM, Lance Desmond; Pte; TX3430; 2/40th Infantry Batalion; Aged 27.
138. ROLLEY, Frederick Henry; Gnr; QX19760; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 23.
139. ROSS, David Edison; Cpl; VX29169; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 28.
140. ROWE, James Allan; Pte; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.

141. SAYER, William John;
Pte; TX3199; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 39.
142. SEARLE, Ronald William; Pte; TX5345; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 23.
143. SHANNON, Thomas Alwyn; (MM); VX42260; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 44.
144. SIMPSON, Ebenezer; Pte; TX2678; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 36.
145. SIMPSON, Andrew; Pte; SX7391; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 27.
146. SMITH, Eric Alfred; Pte; TX4803; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 23.
147. SMITH, Terence George; Pte; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
148. SMITH, Thomas George; Pte; VX60256; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 27.
149. SMITH, William Edward; Pte; NX45070; 3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company; Aged 24.
150. STACEY, Hedley John; Pte; TX3197; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 36.
151. STAGG, Eric Robert; Gnr; SX13241; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 24.
152. STEPHENS, Albert Arthur; Pte; TX3577; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 27.
153. STRACHAN, John Ambrose; Pte; VX37344; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 41.
154. SULLIVAN, William Bernard; Pte; VX18035; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 36.

155. TARR, Arnold;
Pte; VX34809; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24.
156. THOMAS, Norman Leslie; Pte; VX27973; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 24
157. THOMPSON, Francis Winterburn; Pte; TX5912; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 21.
158. TULLY, Francis William; Pte; VX22871; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion; Aged 33.

159. WALL, Bruce Arthur;
Gnr; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 25.
160. WALSINGHAM, Sylvester Humphrey; Bdr; VX57812; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA; Aged 23.
161. WARDLOW, Gregory Graham; Pte; TX3684; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 23.
162. WARREN, Eric Allen; Pte; TX4883; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 22.
163. WHITMORE, Wesley; Pte; TX3632; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
164. WILLARD, Albert William; Spr; NX42423; 2/6th Feld Company, RAE; Aged 31.
165. WILLIAMS, Lionel Frank; Pte; SX7850; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion; Aged 37.
166. WILLIAMS, Raymond Henry; Pte; TX4714; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.
167. WILLIAMS, Walter Raymond; Pte; TX3124; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 29.
168 WILSON, George Francis; Pte; VX35326; 2/40th Infantry Battalion; Aged 25.

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY.

169. FERGUSON, Bernard David Bowie; Stocker; 22734; HMAS Perth; Aged 26.
170. MELLISH, Cedric Erryl Bell; Chief Engine Room Artificer; 20247;HMAS Perth; Aged 32.

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

171. BINNIE, Neil Arlie; LAC; 33659; 1 Squadron; Aged 29.
172. BROWN, Ronald Edward; LAC; 17047; 1 Squadron; Aged 22.
173. BUCHHORN; Maxwell Henry; AC1; HQ RAF (Far East); Aged 25.
174. GIBBINS, Bruce Addisson; Cpl; 3353; 1 Squadron; Aged 26.
175. GREEN, John Joseph; WO; 400951; 36 Squadron; Aged 24.
176. HOOPER, Dudley Reed; WO; 404280; 84 Squadron, RAF; Aged 26.
177. JOEL, Robert Edmondson; LAC; 8814; 1 Squadron; Aged 27.
178. LANDSBERG, James William; WO; 404759; 1 Squadron; Aged 24.
179. LEWIS, Harold Victor; Sgt; 406146; 211 Squadron, RAF; Aged 35.
180. McKEAN, George Norman; Cpl; 5651; 1 Squadron; Aged 31.
181. PITTENDRIGH, James Leslie; LAC; 15398; 1 Squadron; Aged 23.
182. POTTS, Charles Dudley; AC1; 39872; 8 Squadron; Aged 35.
183. STANFORD, Ernest Frederick; AC1; 27978; RAF Station, Sembawang; Aged 22.
184. TOOHEY, Brian Aloysius; WO; 402758; 100 Squadron; Aged 23.

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           AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN WHO SURVIVED THE SINKING OF THE                                           SS TAMAHOKO MARU - SATURDAY, 24TH JUNE 1944
                             and TRANSPORT TO NAGASAKI, JAPAN.



RAAF -
1. BARNES, James Dawson,
WO; 405034; 3rd Medical Rehabilitation Unit.
2. DOWNIE, Richard Bowie; Cpl; 34225; 1 Squadron, RAAF.
3. JOHNSON, Frederick John;
WO; 2301; HQ Support Command. (Re-enlisted - A3872)

ARMY -

1.
ANDERSON, David Raymond Gordon; Cpl; VX31565; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion.
2. ATKISON, William Claude; Pte; TX5046; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
3. BAILEY, Joseph Leo; Pte; TX2706; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.  (DIED - Japan, Sunday, 24th Dec 1944; Aged 31)
4. BANKS, Maurice William; Pte; TX2986; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
5. BOYD, William; Pte; VX61603; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion.
6. CAMPBELL, Robert; Pte; TX2559; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
7. CHICK, Allan Clifford; Pte; TX3350; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
8. CONNORS, Kenneth; L/Cpl; TX3511; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.   (DIED - Japan, Wednesday, 13 Dec 1944; Aged 30)
9. CRAINE, Victor William; Cpl; NX38664; 2/2nd Field Company, RAE.
10. CURTIS, Lyall Keith; Pte; TX5736; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
11. DARE, Edwin Charles; Pte; TX2348; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
12. DAVIES, Stanley Evan; NX30489; Sgt; 18th Anti-Tank Battery, RAA.
13. EDMISTON, Gray; Gnr; VX57839; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.
14. ERICKSSON, Charles Nylander; Dvr; NX42379; 2/3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company.
15. FITZMAURICE, Francis William; Bdr; NX38456; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.
16. GARLICK, William Edward; Cpl; TX2759; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
17. GIBSON, Lance Aldworth; Lieut; VX45741; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
18. GLEESON, Colin James; Pte; TX3914; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
19. GREIG, Clive Richard; Pte; TX3553; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
20. GRIFFITHS, Ivan Edward; Spr; (NX38665 (N108412); 2/2nd Field Company, RAE.
21. HAMILTON, James; Pte; TX2604; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
22. HAYES, William Henry; Pte; VX21929; 8 Division, AASC
23. HAYWARD, Albert Leonard; Pte; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.       (DIED - Japan, Friday, 10th Nov 1944; Aged 25)
24. HEARNE, William Justin; Dvr; NX4059; Sparrow Force AASC.         (DIED - Japan, Friday, 15th Dec 1944; Aged 21)
25. HOOPER, Eric Ernest; Pte; VX23630; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion.
26. HOWARD, Charles Edward; Gnr; TX4878; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.
27. JOBLING, Eric Murray; Gnr; VX25508; 18th Anti-Tank Battery, RAA.
28. JOHNSTON, Gervase Clifford; Pte; WX5300; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
29. KERIN, Albert William; Pte; SX7822; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.            (DROWNED - Saturday, 24th Jun 1944; Aged 24)
30. LEAN, Bruce Bucknall; Pte; VX45816; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
31. LEWIS, David Roy;
Pte; TX8441; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
32. LOCKYER, Ainslie Evelyn;
Spr; NX38693; 2/1st Fortress Engineers, RAE

33. LONG, Albert Edward; Dvr; NX2896; 8 Division, AASC.
34. LYONS, Percy; Pte; TX3932; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
35. MARSHALL, John Jellicoe; L/Cpl; VX29554; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
36. MARSHALL, Norman James; L/Cpl; VX38121; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
37. McCONNELL, Reginald; Gnr; NX38462 (N73481); 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.
38. McDONALD, Gordon Stanley John
; Pte; WX9911; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
39. McGRATH-KERR, Peter;
Sgt; TX3994; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
40. McMAHON, Keith Patrick James;
Pte; TX3817; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
41. McMILLAN, John Phipps;
Gnr; VX57833; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.       (Re-enlisted - 3/401100; Served KOREA)
42. MILLER, Herbert Daley;
Sgt; TX2717; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
43. MITCHELL, David William;
Pte; VX5650; HQ Guard Battalion.                (Died - Japan, Friday, 17th Nov 1944; Aged 38)
44. MONTEFIORE, Arthur Eric;
A/Sgt; WX18552; Voyage Only .
45. MOORE, Mark
; Dvr; NX68825; 2/3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company.
46. NELIGAN, Maurice Edward; Sig; NX38693; 2/1st  Fortress Signals.
47. NIMMO, Raymond Wilfred; Bdr; NX30433; 18th Anti-Tank Battery, RAA.
48. O'KEEFE, Bernard Daniel; Pte; VX53494; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
49. PARKIN, Charles Owen;
Cpl; WX2844; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
50. PICKETT, Herbert Henry; Pte; TX2937; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.                  (Died - Japan, Wednesday, 15th Sept 1944; Aged 26)
51. PICTON, George Edward; Gnr; NX38540; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.
52. POLLOCK, Alan; Gnr; NX81839; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.
53. POWELL, Leslie; Pte; VX60676; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion.
54. PRENDERGAST, Leslie; Pte; VX41147; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
55. PRIOR, Frederick Keith; Pte; TX3703; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.      (Died - Japan, Monday, 13th Dec 1944; Aged 23)
56. PROSSER, John Tasman; Pte; TX5456; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
57. REED, Wiolliam Cecil; Pte; VX45894; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
58. REID, Tasman Keith; Pte; TX3984; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
59. ROSS, Gordon; Pte; WX11771; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion.
60. RUSSELL, Andrew James; Pte; NX50978; 2/12th Field Ambulance.    (Died - Japan, Monday, 12th Feb 1945; Aged 38)
61. SEGAL, Norman Evan; Sig; NX43572; 8 Division Signals.
62. SMITH, Edward Thomas
. L/Cpl; TX2802; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.       (Died - Japan, Thursday, 7th Dec 1944; Aged 33)
63. SMYTHE, Philip Joseph; Pte; VX25701; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.
64. SNOWDEN, Ernest Roy; Cpl; NX47101; 2/12th Field Ambulance.
65. THORN, Geoffrey; Cpl; VX18389; 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion.
66. TICKLE, Horace James; Pte; WX9943; 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion.    (Died - Japan, Sunday, 10 Dec 1944; Aged 24)
67. TYSON, Geoffrey Gordon; L/Cpl; TX3926; 2/40th Infantry Battalion.
68. WILLINGTON, Edward Ronald; Gnr; NX34606; 2/1st Heavy Battery, RAA.


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 US SERVICEMEN AND MERCHANT NAVY PERSONNEL LOST ON THE TAMAHOKO MARU -

In April 1944, the Japanese selected about 1,000 prisoners, including 18 American Leader survivors, to be sent to Japan. They were taken by a small coastal freighter to Singapore where they were transferred to a large ocean-going vessel for the trip north. Just before midnight on June 26, approaching Nagasaki in a heavily escorted convoy, their ship, the Tomahaku Maru, [sometimes spelled Tamahoko] was torpedoed by the USS Tang.

1. ALLEVA, Joseph G. Seaman; 2238840; USS Houston.  (US Navy)
2. BEHRENDT, Donald P.  Yeoman; 3286028; MS American Leader.  (US Navy)
3. BOWENS, George; Messman; MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)
4. DELANEY, Charles J.  Able Seaman; MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)
5. DENZLER, Charles; Oiler; MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)
6. DICKINGER, Charles; Deck Maintenance Man; MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)
7. GROVER, William A.; Oiler; MS American Leader. (US Merchant Navy)
8. GLATZERT, Paul A.; Pvt; 38027506; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
9. HAMNER, Harry B.; PFC; 20812850; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
10. HARRISON, James W.; PFC; 20813359; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
11. JASTER, Adolph H.; Pvt; 38038747; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
12. LAWSON, Thomas L.; PFC; 38037058; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
13. LOONEY, Frank A.; PFC; 20814158; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
14. McMAHON, Robert W.; Pvt; 36203079; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
15. MLODZIK, Alvin P.; Seaman; 6104051; MS American Leader. (US Navy)
16. MOGENSON, Carl J.; Seaman; 6202874; MS American Leader.  (US Navy)
17. MYERS, Harold K.; Seaman; 6203020; MS American Leader.  (US Navy)
18. POTOCNY, Ferdinand J.; Mess Utility Man; MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)
19. REDWINE, Ardell, L.; PFC; 20813717; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
20. SALZMAN, Melvin F.; Pvt; 20815882; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
21. SEWELL, Harold T.; Pvt; 20813383; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
22. SHERSHUN, Alexander; Junior 3rd Officer; MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)
23. SHULTZ, Lucien D.; PFC; 20813723; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
24. SPARKMAN, Leon S.; Sgt; 20814098; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
25. WILLERTON, Robert P.; Yeoman 2/C; 3209392; USS Hounston.  (US Navy)
26. WILLIAMS, Louis R.; Engineer Maintenance Man MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)
27. WILSON, Thomas A.; PFC; 20813345;
131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
28. WISEMAN, Edward Jr; Pvt; 34054391; 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Division, Texas National Guard; US Army)
29. YOUNG, Charles T.; Junior Engineer; MS American Leader.  (US Merchant Navy)


The above names were taken from the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel site from names given to me by Capt George DUFFY. (see below)
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                 BRITISH SERVICEMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON THE                                   SS TAMAHOKO MARU - SATURDAY, 24TH JUNE 1944.


1. ALLSOP, William Henry; Gnr; 1700401; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment; Aged 34.
2. ANDERTON, William Bramwell; AC1; 1120401; 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Age Unknown.
3. ANSELL, Alfred Leslie; AC1; 1330456; Royal Air Force; Aged 23.
4. AVERILL, Edward Marwood; Sgt; 536124; Royal Air Force; Age Unknown.
5. AVONS, John Michael; Sig; 2363023; Royal Corps of Signals; Aged 25.
6. AVRIALL, Reginald Albert C.; 6205376; 239th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 38.
 
7. BAKER, Reginald; Gnr; 1734152; 48th Battery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.
8. BALDWIN, Horace Charles; Gnr; 1696922; 98th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 31.
9. BARKER, George Frederick; Gnr; 1817009; 12th Battery, 6th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 40.
10. BARTLETT, Thomas Henry; Gnr; 867420; 240th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 25.
11. BELLETT, George Singleton; Pte; 13029025; 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; Aged 28.
12. BERESFORD, Arthur Henry; AC1; 1046884; 605 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Age Unknown.

13. BRAIN, Sidney Harry; Gnr; 1483233; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 39.
14. BRERETON, John Allen; Sig; 2367472; 28th Wing Section, Royal Corps of Signals; Aged 31.
15. BROOKS, John Henry; Gnr; 1563461; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 40.
16. BROWN, Albert G.; L/Cpl; S/5441629; Royal Army Service Corps attached to 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 27.
17. BROWN, Charles Freddy; Gnr; 1563417; 78th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 31.
18. BUDD, Thomas Arthur; Gnr; 1485971; 48th Battery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 30.
19. BURDEN, John James; Gnr; 1487049; 48th Battery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.
20. BURDIS, William; Sgt; 521598; Royal Air Force; Aged 37.
21. BURGESS, Edward George; Gnr; 1777621; 239th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 38.
22. BUSHELL, Alfred John; Sgt; 531231; Royal Air Force, Kallang, Singapore; Age Unknown.

23. CAMPBELL, Archie; LAC; 1073796; 153 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force; Age Unknown.
24. CHAPMAN, Ernest Herbert Charles; Gnr; 1737584; 241st Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 34.
25. CLARKE, David Stephen; Sgt; 861493; 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps; Aged 30.
26. CLEMENT, James Percival; AC2; 1270614; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 41.
27. CLOGG, John Henry; Gnr; 1700360; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 34.
28. COLEY, Charles William; Gnr; 1646085; 240th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 38.
29. COLLIER, Ernest Henry; Gnr; 1717712; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 35.
30. COOPER, Thomas James; Gnr; 1760042; 144th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 37.
31. COSGROVE, William James; Pte; 10630241; Army Catering Corps attached to Royal Army Service Corps; Aged 27.
32. CROSSLING, Herbert; AC1; 1262628; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 30.
33. CROZIER, John Emanuel; L/Bdr; 1527498; 69th Battery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 24.
34. CUNNINGHAM, Harry; Pte; 4626516; 20th Base Ordnance Depot, Royal Army Ordnance Corps; Age Unknown.

35. DAWSON, Donald James;
Flt Lt; 88828; 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 33.
36. DEAKIN, Kenneth Lea; AC2; 951048; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Age Unknown.
37. DEE, Harry; Bdr; 1523299; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 29.
38. DERRICK, Victor Norman; Tpr; 319806; 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Aged 24.
39. DONEY, Vernard Archie; PO Stoker; D/KX 77613; HMS Sultan, Royal Navy; Aged 40.
40. DONOGHUE, Kenneth Frederick; LAC; 553176; Royal Air Force; Aged 23.
41. DRYSDALE, James Douglas; AC2; 1217792; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 22.
42. DUFFIELD, Gerard; Gnr; 1623463; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.
43. DUNNINGTON, William; Gnr; 1800378; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 22.
44. DURRANT, Robert Henry; LAC; 1251220; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 23.

45. EDWARDS, Leonard;
AC1; 1134200; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 22.
46. ELLIOTT, John Charles; Pte; S/243241; 208th Petrol Depot, Royal Army Service Corps; Aged 28.
47. ELLIOTT, Thomas William; Gnr; 1821316; 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.

48. FAIRLESS, Thomas; LAC; 1236651; 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 34.
49. FARRANT, Ernest Frank; L/Bdr; 1491772; 241st Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 25.
50. FENN, Donald Hugh; Cpl; 7686994; 'K' Provost Company; Aged 30.
51. FOAN, Maxwell; AC2; 1276504; 605th Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 22.
52. FOSTER, Arthur Frederick; L/Cpl; 7593994; 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshops Royal Army Ordnance Corps; Aged 22.
53. FROGGATT, Ernest; Pte; 7597057;21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Workshops; Royal Army Ordnance Corps; Aged 38.
54. FULLER, Frederick James; L/Bdr; 1653632; 242nd Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.

55. GAMSBY, John William; Gnr; 1649397; 95th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 35.
56. GARMAN, Leslie Walter; Sig; 2336267; 28th Wing Section, Royal Corps of Signals; Aged 27.
57. GARRETT, George Terence; 1807025; 79th Battery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 22.
58. GILROY, William; AC2; 1005787; 232 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 32.
59. GLUE, John William; Gnr; 1833216; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 29.
60. GORONWY, John Wayne; Capt; 183683; 174th (H) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps; Aged 28.
61. GRAY, John; Cpl; 13051122; 175th Company, Pioneer Corps; Aged 36.

62. HALE, Cecil Bertram; AC1; 905828; 62nd Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 25.
63. HARRIS, Leonard Stanley; AC1; 1289843; 242 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 21.
64. HASWELL, Kenneth Eugene; AC1; 62nd Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 22.
65. HEAD, John Edward; Gnr; 1807157; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Rgiment, RA; Aged 23.
66. HEATHCOTE, Cecil Arthur Clarence; Gnr; 6214563; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 23.
67. HIBBERT, John; Sgt; 13062037; 175th Company, Pioneer Corps; Aged 29.
68. HICKSON, Reginald Frank; Sig; 2350894; 28th Wing Section, Royal Corps of Signals; Aged 31.
69. HOTSTON, Frederick; Gnr; 1775968; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 36.
70. HUGHES, Griffith Charles; L/Cpl; 2334960; 28th Wing Section, Royal Corps of Signals; Aged 24.
71. HUMPHREY, Harold Arthur; Gnr; 1808664; 241st Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 22.

72. IRVING, Robert; Gnr; 868788; HQ 6th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 25.
73. IVES, George; Dvr; T/270164; Royal Army Service Corps attached to 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 34.

74. JOHNSON, Sidney; Gnr; 11053323; 242nd Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 35.
75. JONES, Ebenezer; Gnr; 1690885; HQ 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 29.
76. JONES, Leslie Douglas; AC2; 909930; Royal Air Force, Seletar Air Base, Singapore; Aged 24.

77. KNIGHT, Ernest James;
WO2; S/54342; Royal Army Service Corps; Aged 26.

78. LACEY, John Michael; AC2; 1055493; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 24.
79. LANGLEY, James; Dvr; T/3782097; Royal Army Service Corps attached to 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 38.
80. LETHAM, James Dempster; Gnr; 1826529; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 36.
81. LEWIS, Ronald John; Canteen Asst; Royal Navy Canteen Service; Age Unknown.
81. LISHMUND, Frank Napolean; AC2; 1426018; Royal Air force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 40.
82. LONG, Edward Alfred; Gnr; 1645948; 240th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.

83. MACFARLANE,Edward Thaddeus;
AC1; 1351850; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 41.
84. MANSELL. Percy Stuart John; Gnr; 1548785; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 31.
85. MANSFIELD, Cornelius; Gnr; 3914100; 239th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Age Unknown.
86. MANSFIELD, Hubert Montague; AC2; 1284632; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 34.
87. MATCHAM, Victor Daniel; AC1; 1252640; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 24.
88. McCANN, Matthew Berrill Desmond; Gnr; 1801634; 242nd Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 30.
89. McKIE, Archibald; AC1; 1162692; Royal Air Force, Kallang Air Base, Singapore; Age Unknown.
90. MITCHELL, Charles Denholm; LAC; 623149; 243rd Air Ministry Experimental Station, Royal Air Force; Aged 24.
91. MOORE, Alfred John William; Gnr; 1556169; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 30.
92. MOUG, Stanley Smith; Gnr; 1784627; 95th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 39.

93. NISBET, Walter; AC1; 1021793; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 24.

94. ORRAH, Francis William; Gnr; 1643087; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.
95. O'SHAUGHNESSY, Francis; Gnr; 1643466; 12th Battery, 6th Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.

96. PHILLIPS, Albert Victor; AC2; 1151993; 84th Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 25.

97. PHILPOTT, Raymond; AC1; 1235295; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 23.
98. POVEY, Edward Albert; Gnr; 1587885; 241st Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 32.
99. PUGH, Charles Gilbert; AC1; 1046887; 605th Squadron, Royal Air Force; Age Unknown.

100. RAPER, Edward Simeon Walter;
L/Cpl; 2359942; 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals; Aged 32.
101. RAVEN, Ernest Frank; AC2; 963940; 62nd Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 30.
102. REDHEAD, John Edward; Gnr; 1801692; 95th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 29.
103. RICHENS, Frederick Robert; Sgt; 1483286; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 43.
104. RIDDELL, James; Cpl; T/3189555; Royal Army Service Corps attached to Royal Artillery; Aged 23.
105. RILEY, Philip John; 1020235; AC2; Royal Air Force - Seletar, Singapore; Aged 33.
106. ROGERS, Frank; Cpl; 1228529;  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 30.
107. ROGERS, John; AC1; 1134107; Royal Air Force - Seletar Air Base, Singapore; Age Unknown.
108. ROGERS, Josiah; Gnr; 1796224; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 23.
109. ROSE, Arthur Bernard; AC1; 1178453; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 30.

110. SALTER, James Henry; Gnr; 5622407; 49th Battery, 48th Light Anti-aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 21.
111. SHANKS, John; Gnr; 1640874; 241st Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 32.
112. SHEALS, Peter; Gnr; 1784606; 95th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 32.
113. SHEERIN, Leslie; LAC; 973394; Royal Air Force - Seletar, Singapore; Age Unknown.
114. SHIMMIN, John Joseph; Gnr; 1534698; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Age Unknown.
115. SHINE, James Alfred Thomas; AC1; 1069371; 84th Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 33.
116. SIBLEY, Walter Albert; Gnr; 805245; 15th Battery, 16th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Age Unknown.
117. SKELT, Robert Edward William; Gnr; 1523356; 242nd Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Age Unknown.
118. SLACK, John Byron; Gnr; 1700062; 78th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 34.
119. SMITH, Edward Charles; Gnr; 1563181; 48th Battery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.
120. SOMMERVILLE, John Weir; Gnr; 1828427; 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 39.
121. STANLEY, Clare; LAC; 1102699; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Aged 36.
122. STANNER, Sidney; AC1; 1273418; Royal Air Force, Gong Kedak Air Base, Malaya; Aged 24.
123. STEWART, John Stark; AC2; 989432; 152nd Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force; Aged 28.
124. SWAIN, Albert Edward; Gnr; 1700088; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.

125. TAPLIN, Gordon Edward; L/Cpl; 1873809; Royal Ordnance Corps attached to 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Workshops Section; Aged 24.
126. TARRANT, Douglas John; Gnr; 1627200; 240th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 27.
127. TAYLOR, Edward; Cpl; 627490; Royal Air Force, Tengah Air Base, Singapore; Aged 31.
128. TAYLOR, John; Gnr; 1700090; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 33.
129. THOMS, William Robert; AB; P/JX 219787; HMS Danae, Royal Navy; Aged 27.
130. TIZZARD, Stanley; Gnr; 1700038; 35th Light Anti-aircraft Regiment, RA; Age Unknown.
131. TUNKLE, Benjamin; Gnr; 1552262; 48th Battery, 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 28.
132. TURNER, John; Gnr; 1807899; 242nd Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 36.

133. WALLER, George Thomas; Pte; 6021056; 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment; Aged 27.
134. WARD, Robert; Gnr; 1784372; 95th Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 23.
135. WATKINS, Edgar Bruce; Gnr; 1550416; 78th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 32.
136. WATSON, Roland Arthur; AC2; 1358305; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Age Unknown.
137. WEBSTER, William Henry; Pte; 13056966; 175th Company, Pioneer Corps; Aged 29.
138. WEIR, Walter; Gnr; 1730348; 240th Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 37.
139. WELLS, Gordon James; Gnr; 1556203; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 29.
140. WESTFIELD, Charles Henry; LAC; 626939; 84th Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 24.
141. WIGLEY, Charles Arthur Henry; LAC; 1173220; 242nd Squadron, Royal Air force; Aged 32.
142. WILKINS, Robert Edward; Gnr; 1633945; 78th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 32.
143. WOOLDRIDGE, William George; F/Sgt; 560735; 605th Squadron, Royal Air Force; Aged 34.
144. WRIGHT, Albert Charles; Gnr; 1715475; 89th Battery, 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 37.
145. WRIGHT, James; Gnr; 1735786; 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 37.
146. WRIGHT, William Robert; Gnr; 1760227; 242nd Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA; Aged 37.


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                            DUTCH SERVICEMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON THE
                  SS TAMAHOKO MARU - SATURDAY, 24TH JUNE 1944.


The following names were taken from the website -   -  h
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Permission of author is given below
Fijn dat de website uitkomst biedt.
Het is goed als de namenlijst wordt overgenomen, en inderdaad graag met
vermelding van de naam: T.J. Heijstek.
Wij wensen u en John Winterbotham veel succes toe,
Translation -It is good if the name list is taken over, and indeed like to
mention of the name: T. J. Heijstek.
We wish John Winterbotham luck.
Note - All towns mentioned as being in Netherlands East Indies refers to towns now in Indonesia.

1. AKKERMAN, Johannes Gerardus; Soldart 2;  90192; Date of Birth - 21 Oct 1918, Batavia, Netherlands East Indies.
2. ARONSTEIN, Maximiliaan Lodewijk; Soldart 2; 239408; Date of Birth - 3 Sep 1908, Princenhagen, The Netherlands.

3. BAERT, Edwin; Mil.Mtr.Kon.Marine; 187006; Date of Birth - 29 Jan 1909, Surabaja, Netherlands East Indies.
4. BAKKER, Pierre Sytse; Elt.OvG. Tkl; Officer of NEI Army; Date of Birth - 16 Apr 1910, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
5. BALEN van, J.  Brigadier (Medical Officer); Date of Birth - 4 Oct 1910, Geervliet, The Netherlands.
6. BASTIAANSEN, Wilhelmus Franciscus; 1st Sgt (Paymaster); 89362; Date of Birth - 16 Feb 1912, Salatiga, Netherlands East Indies.
7. BEDET, Jozias S. 1st Lieut; (Medical Officer); Date of Birth - 6 July 1914, Nieuw Holvoet, South Holland, The Netherlands.
8. BELLEN van, Gerardus Franciscus; Sgt; 88560; Date of Birth - 16 Jan 1911, Batavia, Netherlands East Indies.
9. BELTGENS, Fredrik Joan Sijtse; Sgt; 159116; Date of Birth - 18 Jun 1916, Surabaja, Netherlands East Indies.
10. BERG, van den, Adolf Frans; Sgt; 49719; Date of Birth - 11 Feb 1909, Batavia, Netherlands East Indies.
11. BELAUWT, Pieter; Pte; 37194; Date of Birth - 15 Jun 1894, Psuruan, Netherlands East Indies.
12. BESTE den, Gerrit; Infantry Sgt; 83132; Date of Birth - 10 Nov 1902, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
13. BLADEREN, van, Paul; Medical Private; Date of Birth - 11 Nov 1919, Bangil, Netherlands East Indies.
14. BLANKEVOORT, Frans Lodewijk; Infantry Sgt; 196505; Date of Birth - 16 Mar 1904, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
15. BLOMME, Victor Marinus; Sector Sergeon; Date of Birth - 14 July 1912, Kediri, Netherlands East Indies.
16. BLUM, Adriaan Simon; Private; 153114; Date of Birth - 25 Jun 1914, Den Haag, The Netherlands.




 

                        
                           
       
           
    

  
 




 















































 



































 



















































































 

























































































 





 




























 














































 











 





 











































































































































































































 















































































































































































































































 





 



















































































































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