Uncle on Tamahoko Maru and Singapore Memorial

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by Glenda Scrappy, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Glenda Scrappy

    Glenda Scrappy Junior Member

    Hello Tony,

    I'm a new member to this site so not sure what I'm doing really. My uncle George Ives was aboard the Tamahoko Maru and I have been told by a family member that his name appears on the Singapore Memorial column 99 I would love any information you could give me on this.

    Regards Glenda.
     
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hello Glenda
    If you would like a photo, please contact Tony (bucklt) direct at
    nt872b(at)hotmail.com

    Lesley

    ps Might be a good idea to delete your e-mail address-it can attract spammers
     
  3. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Glenda,

    CWGC - Casualty Details

    IVES, GEORGE

    Rank: Driver
    Service No: T/270164
    Date of Death: 24/06/1944
    Age: 34
    Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps

    attd. 48 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
    Panel Reference Column 99.
    Memorial SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Husband of Florrie Ives, of Stalybridge, Cheshire.
     
  4. Glenda Scrappy

    Glenda Scrappy Junior Member

    Hello Tony,

    I'm a new member to this site so not sure what I'm doing really. My uncle George Ives was aboard the Tamahoko Maru and I have been told by a family member that his name appears on the Singapore Memorial column 99 I would love any information you could give me on this.

    Regards Glenda.
     
  5. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Glenda-please look at my post above no 2 :)
     
  6. Glenda Scrappy

    Glenda Scrappy Junior Member

    Hello Richard,

    Thanks for that information, I knew his wife was florrie as I'm doing my family tree and knew he was a driver. Do you know if I can get info on his military service.

    Glenda
     
  7. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

  8. Glenda Scrappy

    Glenda Scrappy Junior Member

    Thanks said I didn't know what I was doing.
    Glenda
     
  9. Glenda Scrappy

    Glenda Scrappy Junior Member

    Thanks Richard will try that.
    Glenda
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Glenda, Have moved your posts into their own thread.
    That's why some posts here may not make sense to other members.
    :)
     
  11. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    Hi Glenda,

    I have a few documents showing your uncles name, and if you pm me I will forward them to you.

    In summary, I believe this is his POW story:

    Taken prisoner on Java 1942.

    Became part of "Java Party 20", which sailed from Java to Singapore on 19th May 1944, in the Kiska Maru.

    Arrived Singapore on 21st May 1944, and taken to Havelock Camp.

    3rd June 1944, sailed from Singapore to Manila, Philippines. (ship uncertain) (772 POWs)

    11th June 1944 arrived Manila, resailed 14th June for Formosa.

    18th June arrived Takao, Formosa.

    19th June, POWs were transferred to the Tamahoku Maru and sailed for Japan.

    24th June, 11:50pm, ship was torpedoed.

    211 prisoners were rescued, but 560 lost their lives.

    Mike
     

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