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Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan).
« on: October 04, 2020, 11:17:51 PM »
Two destroyers of the US navy entered the harbour at Kiirun after unknowingly sailing through a minefield, they were the USS kretchmer and the USS Thomas J Gary, they were joined by the USS Finch and USS Brister the following day

A sailor from the Kretchmer said:
"We began taking on these men, nearly all of them were sick and practically skeletons, but every one of them including those on stretchers had a huge grin on their faces, most of them were British with a few Americans and Dutch POWs and a few other nationals.
After we ferried most of them to the carriers USS Block Island and USS Santee, we along with the other three destroyers and two carriers sailed for Manila on 6th September, arriving on 9th September, where they were taken to the Australian hospital and care centres.
During our trip, some of our boys would sit and chat with the POWs on our Boat, on one occasion some of them told the POWs that they often groaned about the chow on our Boat, but after seeing the state of these men and being told what they had to live on in the camps they made a promise never to complain again about our ships food.
There was a moment when we were feeding them that made me smile, they wanted bread and butter with jam, they seemed to enjoy this more than the roast chicken and ice cream we gave them."
Another sailor from the Kretchmer said:
"We made sure that these boys got all the smokes they wanted including cigars if they want. I noticed one lad who wasn't smoking so I asked him if he smoked, he said he didn't care much for most American cigs, he preferred English ovals. I had obtained a few sleeves of these from some of the navy lads earlier and intended to take them home just for novelties sake. I went to my locker and brought them for him, you should have seen his face light up when I left him, he was making more smoke than the ship.
During breakfast one of the POWs asked if he could have a fried egg, he hadn't had one for over three years. The galley lad said to him "how would you like your dozen eggs done mate.""

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Re: Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan).
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 10:52:52 AM »
Liberated POW's on board the USS Santee on it's way from Taiwan to Manila.
In the second row between the two Ex POW's on the right is my father 3525679 Cpl. Arthur Phillips.

Additional photos of two more ships involved in the Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan).

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Re: Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan).
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 01:49:29 PM »
Another 2 page document relevant to the USS Thomas J Gary entering Kiirun Harbour Formosa (Taiwan). 
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Re: Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan).
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 10:54:42 AM »
For anyone interested in the POW's who were on Formosa (Taiwan) at any time please see the Never Forgotten Web Page:

http://www.powtaiwan.org/

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Re: Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan) Part 1
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 07:04:01 AM »
RC = POW Record with rafboy.
LQ = Liberation Questionnaire with rafboy.

GP = Grave Photo with rafboy and is going on the Forum Flickr site.


3533748 Pte. Harold Ogden Bennett.16 Faversham Street, Moston.  Grave VI. K. 6  RC  GP 
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Died of Beri Beri at Kinkaseki Mine Camp Taiwan 10th January 1945. 

3528457 L.Cpl. Thomas Birch. 108 Pine Street, Bury.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Died of Beri Beri 1305hrs at Camp 6 (Taihoku)  Taiwan on 13th August 1945.  Grave VI. G. 6  GP

3534678 L.Cpl. Alfred Henry William Howard. 61 Kenyon Street, Droylsden. Camp Number 2636.  Grave V. C. 3  GP
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Died of Malaria and Beri Beri at Camp 3 (Heito) Taiwan at 15:55hrs on 5th August 1943.  Death certificate signed by Lt Taneyoshi Yashimi medical officer 

3529045 L.Cpl. Thomas William Joinson. 3 Knaresborough Street, Openshaw. Camp Number 2350.  Grave V1. C. 7  GP
After making a 2nd escape attempt on 1st April 1943 he was executed (Shot) on the barracks parade ground of Taichu POW Camp
Taiwan the same day at 06:10hrs by the 8th unit guards. Death certificate signed by Lt Konishi Koichi medical officer.
Remembered on his family grave in Gorton Cemetery Manchester 

3529721 Pte. Richard Kerr. 235 Kitt Green Road, Birmingham.  Grave V. F. 11  GP
Held in POW Camp  (Taichu).
Died of Malaria at Taichu hospital  26th August 1944. 

3527364 Pte. Leslie John Newton. 159 Walton Road, Sale, Cheshire. (Now Greater Manchester).  Grave VI. J. 2  GP
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Oka.
Died of beri beri and pellagra at the Oka Hill Camp Taiwan on 26th July 1945. 

3528022 Pte. John Henry Pringle. 54 Bradshaw Street, Moss Side Manchester.  Grave VI. E. 3  RC  GP                                     
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to 6 (Taihoku).
Died of Colitis at Camp 6 (Taihoku) Taiwan on 26th March 1945. 

3383394 Pte. Roland Rushton. 20 Primrose Street, Accrington. Camp Number 2878.  Grave V1. E. 1  GP 
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Held in POW Camp 3 (Heito).
Died of Malaria and Beri Beri at POW Camp 3 (Heito) Taiwan on 8th November 1943 at 14:55hrs. 
Death certificate signed by Lt Yoshimi Hogi medical officer and Captain Patrick O'Donnell RAAMC (Australian).
 
                                                            The POW's above are buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery Hong Kong


3528035 Pte. Selwyn Fletcher. 32 Holly Street, Glamorgan.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Held in POW Camp 3 (Heito).
Died at sea on 8th March 1945 whilst being transported to Japan on the Taiko Maru.
The Taiko Maru left Taiwan on 27th February 1945 arriving at Moji Japan on 10th March 1945.

Remembered on Column 76 of the Kranji War Cemetery Singapore Memorial.


                                                           The POW above died at sea whilst being transported to Japan



3526575 L.Cpl. Ronald Allen, 208 Commercial Way, Peckham.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.

Lt. John Bevan Holderness Barratt. Cherisy, Mottram Old Road, Stalybridge.  RC
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Held in Fukuoka 24B POW Camp (Senryu).
Liberated from Myiata POW Camp Kyushu Japan.
Liberated from Demija docks, Kyushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.                                                             

3526174 L.Cpl. Harry Bannister. Tatton Street, Salford. Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.  RC
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

3522358 L.Cpl. John Frederick Bennell. 22 Bedford Street, Hulme. When liberated his family had moved to 7 Arbor Drive, Burnage Manchester.  RC
Survived the sinking of the Hofuku Maru on the 21st September 1944 by American aircraft.
Held in POW Camp 3 (Heito). Sent to Japan on the Enoshima Maru.
Held in Osaka 10B camp (Maibara). This Camp wasn't liberated until the 10th September 1945 because it was unknown to the Americans.
In 1947 John was on the PT Corps staff at Dunham park with the Manchester Regiment where he was reunited with Captain Nigel Keith Evans who also survived the Hofuku Maru sinking. Captain Evans was the adjutant at Dunham Park.

4613327 Pte. Alfred Blodwell, 113 Wakefied Road, Stalybridge.  LQ
Survived the sinking of the Hofuku Maru on the 21st September 1944 by American aircraft.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945.
Held in Fukuoka 24B POW Camp (Senryu).
Liberated from POW Camp 9B (Myiata) Kyushu Japan.
Evacuated from Demija docks, Kyushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.
Y List 22 March 1946. Discharged from the Army 31 July 1946. Reserve 1 August 1946. Re-enlisted in the RAF 26 April 1948.

3527481 Pte. James Henry Bortoft. 55 Culcheth Lane, Newton Heath.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later was moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

3515352 Pte. Bernard Charles Brigstock. 48 Coronation Road, Ashton.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.

3534007 Pte. John Butterworth.19 Colley Street, Rochdale.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa).

3529061 Pte. William Cain. 16 Rudman Street, Salford.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.

3534690 Pte. Leslie Clough. 33 John Street, Ashton.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Oka.

3529697 Pte. Edward Cooper. 163 Morefield Avenue, Denton.  RC
Held in POW Camp Taichu, Moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki), later moved to POW Camp 6 Taihoku.

3527613 Pte. William Edward Cooper, 56 Cornwall Street, Openshaw.  RC
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 . Held in Fukuoka 24B camp (Senryu).
Evacuated from Demija docks, Yushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945. 

3532920 Pte. Christopher Coverdale. (Pioneer Section). 55 Mary Street, Blackley.  RC
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

2876244 Sgt. Harold Cumming. 15 Townhead Terrace, Kintore, Aberdeen.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Died 1st November 1947 aged 34. Buried Bilston Cemetery, Staffordshire.

3526727 L.Cpl. William Cusick. 26 Wedgewood Road, Clifton.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Oka.

3529643 Pte. John James Dalby (Jack) Kilby Row, Fleckney, Leicestershire.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Liberated from Fukuoka POW Camp 9B (Miyata) Kyushu Japan.
Boarded the LST 795 at Nagasaki in September 1945 and was taken to Okinawa arriving on the 20th.

3517682 L/Cpl. William Daulby. 36 Hood Street, Collyhurst.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru  arriving on 10th March 1945.
Held in Fukuoka 24B camp (Senryu).
Evacuated from Demija docks, Yushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.

3527581 Pte. David Clifford Davies. 69 Middle Road, Cwmbwria, Swansea.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki).
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Held in Fukuoka 24B camp (Senryu).
Evacuated from Demija docks, Yushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.

3526763 L.Cpl. Thomas John Davies. 72 Woodfield Terrace, Penrhiwceiber, Mid Glamorgan.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

3528290 L.Cpl. John Donbavand. 8 Briscoe Street, Oldham.  LQ
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.

3533063 Pte. William Ellis. 36 Boslam Street, Ancoats.  RC
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki), then to POW Camp 6 Taihoku.
Finally moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

Captain Nigel Keith Evans. 6 Spring Gardens, Westminster.  LQ
Survived the sinking of the Hofuku Maru by American aircraft on it's way to Japan. After his rescue he was sent to Taiwan.
His statement regarding the Hofuku Maru can be found here:
https://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/Hell_Ships/Hofuku_Maru/html/evans-nigel-keith.htm
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Held in POW Camp 12 Minato, moved to POW Camp Mukden Manchuria on 24th April 1945.
Liberated from POW Camp Hoten (Mukden) Manchuria in September 1945.
The following statement was made by 5949700 Sgt. James Winstanley of the 5th Beds and Herts Regiment. 272 Leigh Road, Hindley Green, Wigan.
I was part of 69 group under the command of captain Nigel Evans of the Manchester Regiment, this officer in the finest traditions of the British Army, was an officer and a gentleman, during the voyage on the Hofuku Maru this officer on several occasions tried to steal or buy food for us without success, many times he helped carry me even though he was weak himself. After the sinking, he was taken to Formosa with some others on a destroyer, we followed later. When we arrived at Formosa he was there to meet us. There were many occasions when he was insulted, prodded and kicked by the yellow monkeys but not once did he react, his only consideration was for his men. I hope he feels that those of us who had the good fortune to be associated with him, have the greatest admiration possible for him.
Captain Nigel Keith Evans older brother Major Michael Patrick Ernest Evans was also in the 1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment, he was the brigade Major of 1st Malay Brigade, captured the same day. Their father Wilfred Keith Evans was a Captain in the 2nd Battalion at Mons in 1914 later Brigadier W.K Evans. Before he died he was proud to see that his two sons had joined his old Regiment.

Lt. Francis Norman Furness. 19 East Park Road, Blackburn.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing from Tanjong Rhu POW Camp Singapore on 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Liberated from Fukuoka POW Camp 9B (Miyata) Kyushu Japan.
This officer was savagely beaten on a number of occasions in this camp.
On another occasion he was also awarded 50 cigarettes by the Japanese for being the hardest worker in the camp. 
Boarded the LST 795 at Nagasaki in September 1945 and was taken to Okinawa arriving on the 20th.

3528360 Pte. Henry Harry Gibbons. 178 Duckworth Street, Darwen.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing from Tanjong Rhu POW Camp Singapore on 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Held in Fukuoka 24B Camp (Senryu).
Evacuated from Demija docks, Yushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.

3535926 Pte. Charles G Godwin. 13 Blackstock Street, Chorlton on Medlock.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Held in Fukuoka 24B Camp (Senryu).
Evacuated from Demija docks, Yushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.

3533858 Pte. Joseph Gough. 34 Hillgate, Ashton
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

3518082 L.Cpl. Patrick Hanlon. 10 Sellar Street, Kirkdale.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.

3525681 L.Cpl Walter Peter Heathcote (Battalion Police). 12 St.Thomas Street, Werneth, Manchester.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku).

3525920 Cpl. Henry Higgins. 24 Milton Road, Grimsby.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp Irin then to POW Camp Toroko.
Finally moved to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa).

3525909 Pte. George Edward Hodgson. 56 Heywood Street, Moss Side.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

3528289 Pte. Thomas Holmes. 5 Platt Street, Oldham.
Held in POW Camp 3 (Heito).
Sent to Japan on the Brazil Maru arriving at Moji on  29th January 1945.
Liberated from Fukuoka 17B POW Camp Omuta.

3534703 Pte. Glyn Jones. 3 Alexander Road, Hoylake.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.

3527042 Cpl. Joseph Arthur Locke. 23 Jermyn Street, Ashton.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki).
Finally moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

Captain. Thomas Broadbent Mangnall. 30 North Promenade, Lytham.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Held in POW Camp 12 Minato, moved to POW Camp Mukden on 24th April 1945.
Liberated from POW Camp Hoten (Mukden) Manchuria in September 1945.

3535900 Pte. David Margolis. 17 Mowbray Avenue, Prestwich.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Oka.

3530735 Pte. Ronald Fred Thomas Merry. 58 Stewart Road, Leyton, Essex.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.

3526713 Pte. Harry Middleton, 448 Bridgeman Street, Bolton.  RC
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 3 (Heito).
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Finally moved to POW Camp Oka.

3528918 Pte. Thomas Owen (Anti Aircraft Section). 12 Ravenglass Street, Newton, Manchester.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa).

3534743 Pte. Thomas Pendlebury. 12 Levine Avenue, Blackpool.  RC & LQ
Survived the sinking of the Hofuku Maru on the 21st September 1944 by American aircraft and the attack on the Oryoku Maru.
Held in POW Camp Takao.
Sent to Japan on the Brazil Maru arriving at Moji on 29th January 1945.
Liberated from POW Camp 17B Omuta (Fukuoka).
Died in 1967.

3528395 Pte. Robert Ronald Perkin. 130 South Street, Openshaw.  RC  LQ 
His Service number and name are wrong on his Record Card
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp Oka.

3525679 Cpl. Arthur Phillips (Pioneer Section). 4 Brook Street, Glossop.  RC x 2
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing from Tanjong Rhu POW Camp Singapore on 30th October 1942.                                                                           
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.




                                                                   The POW's above survived and returned home in 1945.
 
Continued in Part 2.
 
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Re: Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan). Part 2.
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2020, 11:15:59 PM »
Continued from Part 1:

RC = POW Record with rafboy.
LQ = Liberation Questionnaire with rafboy.

GP = Grave Photo with rafboy and is going on the Forum Flickr site.
 
3523982 Pte. Edward Michael Porter. 21 Mary Street, Hurst, Ashton Under Lyne, Manchester.  RC 
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Later moved to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa).

3527870 Pte. Robert James Read (Bob). 3 Wellington Terrace, Arundel Road, Nottingham.  RC
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing from Tanjong Rhu POW Camp Singapore on 30th October 1942.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 3 (Heito).
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Finally moved to POW Camp Kukutstu.
Comments made by 3527870 Pte. Robert James Read (Bob):
After the surrender I was in Tanjong Rhu POW Camp with 3 officers and 33 men from our Battalion, on 30th October 1942 we were taken to the Singapore docks and put on the Dainichi Maru. We arrived at Takao (Kaohsiung) Taiwan after having had a 3 day stop at Saigon on 14th November we were then taken by train to POW Camp Heito.
On 12th November 1943 I was sent to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) and put to work in the Kinkaseki mine with 74 others. We worked there until the beginning of march 1945 when the mine closed. We were kept on half rations until mid May, when a group left for the jungle camp at Kukutsu and the rest followed on the 31st May, this place was far worse than the copper mine.
In late august we were taken to a makeshift evacuation camp at Churon near the Matsuyama airfield until we were liberated and taken to the docks at Kiirun. I was evacuated to manila on the USS block island and eventually sailed home on the Queen Mary.
During the time I was a POW in the camp at Kinkaseki we were all given camp numbers. Mine was 1061, we had to sound off our numbers at all times in Japanese, I always remember mine, juu,roku,ichi: juu (10) roku (6) ichi (1).
Bob was a miner in Nottingham before he enlisted, he died in 1996.

3527168 Pte Leslie Riley. 39 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester.  RC
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki).
Finally moved to POW Camp 6 (Taihoku).
                                 
3534701 Pte Michael Rush. 187 Stand Lane, Radcliffe.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki).
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945.
Liberated from POW Camp 5B Fukuoka, Omine in September 1945.

3528819 Pte. Frederick Sutcliffe Shaw. 126 Clopton Street, Hulme.  RC  LQ
Survived the sinking of the Hell Ship Hofuku Maru.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Hokusen Maru.
Held in Inrin Temporary POW Camp.
Sent to Japan on 24th January 1945 on the Hell Ship Enoshima Maru arriving at Moji Japan on 30th January 45.
Held in POW Camp Sendai 3B (Hosokura).
Liberated from  POW Number 3 Branch Camp Sendai.

3527120 Pte. Harold Smallwood. 11 Masefield Road, Oldham.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.

2750550 Pte. Clarence William Stalham. 1 Charles Street, Grassmoor.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru  arriving on 10th March 1945 .
Held in Fukuoka 24B POW Camp (Senryu).
Liberated from Myiata POW Camp Kyushu Japan.
Evacuated from Demija docks, Kyushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.

3527889 L.Cpl. Victor Holnes Thomas. 17 West Bank, Openshaw.
Arrived in Taiwan on the England Maru having departed Singapore on the 16th August 1942, he was the only Manchester Regiment POW on this ship.
Held in POW Camp 3 (Heito).
Sent to Japan and spent some time in the dockyards at Yokohama before being held in POW Camp 6B (Hanana) untill liberated in September 1945.

3528458 Pte. Frederick George Stevenson. 11A Braemar Road, Fallowfield
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki).
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945.
Held in Fukuoka 24B POW Camp (Senryu).
Liberated from Myiata POW Camp Kyushu Japan.
Evacuated from Demija docks, Kyushu and taken to Okinawa on 14th September 1945.

3448499 Pte. Joseph Strongie. 34 Flag Road, Newton, Manchester.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki).
Finally moved to POW Camp Kukutsu.

3524581 Sgt. Reginald St. Leven Walker. New Ferry Hotel, New Ferry, Wirral, Cheshire. (Now Merseyside).
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
He had transferred from the Manchester Regiment to the Corps of Military Police before becoming a POW.

3527462 Pte. David Leopold Walton. 226 Moorside Road, Swinton
Held in Inrin Temporary POW Camp.
Sent to Japan on 24th January 1945 on the Hell Ship Ennoshima Maru arriving at Moji Japan on 30th January 45.
Held in POW Camp Sendai 3B (Hosokura).
Liberated from  POW Number 3 Branch Camp Sendai.

3533892 L.Cpl. Arthur Thomas Whittall. 245 Stockport Road, Stockport.
Held in POW Camp Taichu, moved to POW Camp 1 (Kinkaseki).
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru  arriving on 10th March 1945.
Liberated from POW Camp 5B Fukuoka, Omine in September 1945.

2033876 Pte. John,william Worthington. 21 Mansfield Road, Flixton.
Arrived in Taiwan on the Dianichi Maru departing Singapore 30th October 1942.
Was moved from POW Camp 3 (Heito) to POW Camp 4 (Shirakawa) after the Americans bombed Heito on 7th February 1945.
Sent to Japan on the Taiko Maru arriving on 10th March 1945.
Liberated from POW Camp 9B (Miyata), Fukuoka in September 1945, boarded the LST 795 at Nagasaki and was transported to Okinawa on 20th September 1945.
                                                             
The POW's above survived and returned home in 1945.
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Re: Liberation of Formosa (Taiwan).
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 12:32:26 PM »
See also additional information on Manchester Regiment Japanese POW's:

Manchester's of Singapore and their Fate.
http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=10125.msg67388#msg67388


Manchester's on the Hofuku Maru:
http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=10974.msg70602#msg70602

HMS Dragon Fly and the 1st Manchester's:
http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=9658.msg70526#msg70526
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