Hofuku Maru

There’s a really good chance Ernest was on the Hell Ship Hofuku Maru.

The roll of honour at http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/Hell_Ships/Hofuku_Maru/html/l.htm lists many men from the 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

Code:-658

Departed:-Singapore

Date:-1944/07/04

Destination:-Manila

Arrived:-1944/07/19

POWs:-1287

Labour Force:-From Thailand/Burma Railway via Singapore

Notes:-Alias: Fuji Maru, Fuku Maru, Toyofuku Maru. Hofuku Maru was sunk 1944/09/21 by US aircraft

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/20064-hofuku-maru/ really interesting! War Crimes Trial relating to the Hofuku Maru

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