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Ashman, Geoffrey

Service Number TX3184 Death Date 24/06/1944 Place of Death torpedoing Jap transport Cause of Death Drowned Burial


Mr and Mrs W. Ashman, Cleveland, have received a card from their son, Pte Harold Ashman, who is a prisoner in Japanese hands. Pte Ashman states he is well, and hopes to be home shortly. With his brother Geoffrey, who is believed to have died, they were taken prisoner at Java in May, 1942. They enlisted in 1940.

Pte Geoffrey Ashman was on board the Tamahoko Maru which was torpedoed by USS Tang sinking it near Nagasaki Japan with the loss of 560 out of the 772 POW’s on board

The Mercury Hobart 3 Aug 1945

See TAMAHOKO MARU Sunk 24th June 1944





              Photo courtesy Robyn Palmer Ashman








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