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British Prisoners Of War (POW) on Ballale Island
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British POWs captured in Singapore and inittialy imprissoned at Changi POW camp. 517 were transported aboard the Kenkno Maru to the Rabaul. Next, the prisoners were shipped to Ballale Island in late November 1942. Employed as labor to build the airfield for the Japanese, crushing coral for the runway. Many died of disease and Allied bombing attacks, as the Japanese prevented them from taking shelter during attacks, or any medical treatment. In June 1943, when the garrison feared an Allied attack on the island many were killed.

List of British Prisoners on Ballale
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  1. ALDRIDGE B H M Captain RAMC (35 LAA) Not known
  2. ALLISON J Gunner 3 HAA 23
  3. ANDERSON S Gunner 9 Coast` 30
  4. ANDREW L D Lieut 3 HAA 29
  5. ANSELL H W H L/Bdr 35 LAA 32
  6. ARDY W A Gunner 35 LAA 38
  7. ARMITAGE W S Gunner 1 HAA 27
  8. ASHTON E Gunner 35 LAA 22
  9. ATCHELER W V Gunner 47 COD 37
  10. BAILEY L J Signalman Royal Signals 21
  11. BAKER W R Gunner 35 LAA 26
  12. BALCH P Gunner 35 LAA 21
  13. BALL K S Gunner 6 HAA 21
  14. BANKS G E Gunner 9 Coast 27
  15. BANNERMAN J Gunner 5 SL 32
  16. BARKER D Gunner 7 Coast 21
  17. BARKER J L/Sgt 5 S/L 27
  18. BARLOW H Gunner 6 HAA 20
  19. BARNETT J W Gunner 3 HAA 36
  20. BARRETT A C Gunner 7 Coast 32
  21. BARRETT J L/Bdr 9 Coast 25
  22. BARTLETT B Gunner 35 LAA 31
  23. BARTLEY M S T Gunner 9 Coast 32
  24. BASS E W Lieut 35 LAA 31
  25. BASSETT J Lieut/Colonel 35 LAA 45
  26. BEDFORD J W Lieut 2 HKS Not known
  27. BENNETT D Gunner 5 S/L 23
  28. BENNETT R H Sergeant 2 HAA 26
  29. BENNETT W F Lieut 2 HAA Not known
  30. BENNETT W J Bdr 7 Coast 24
  31. BERESFORD G Gunner 5 S/L 31
  32. BEVAN W R Bdr 9 Coast 26
  33. BICKERTON R Gunner 9 Coast 26
  34. BILLINGHAM S C Gunner 35 LAA 22
  35. BLADON F C Gunner 9 Coast 25
  36. BLAKE F H Gunner 9 Coast 21
  37. BLINKO A M Sergeant 35 LAA 30
  38. BOND R J Gunner 35 LAA 29
  39. BOSANQUET D G A Sergeant 5 S/L 28
  40. BOSWELL E G Gunner 35 LAA 29
  41. BOWELL N H Gunner 35 LAA 39
  42. BOWERS G Bdr 9 Coast 26
  43. BOXALL H G Gunner 35 LAA 28
  44. BOYD L H Gunner 11 Coast 27
  45. BRADLEY T Gunner 35 LAA 22
  46. BRAGG J Gunner 5 S/L 35
  47. BRANCKER P L Lieut 2 HAA 28
  48. BRANDWOOD W Gunner 3 HAA 26
  49. BRAYBROOK G E Gunner 16 Def R 33
  50. BRAZIER A L Gunner 3 HAA 27
  51. BREDDY A W Gunner 16 Def R 26
  52. BRIERLEY F Gunner 5 S/L 31
  53. BROADFOOT R WOI 35 LAA 32
  54. BROCKBANK J W Bdr 35 LAA 30
  55. BROOKER A E Gunner 35 LAA 35
  56. BROTTON J G Gunner 1 HAA 22
  57. BROWN A J Gunner 7 Coast 26
  58. BROWN A J Gunner 35 LAA 22
  59. BROWN A W Gunner 16 Def R 26
  60. BROWNHOOD A Gunner 7 Coast 38

BRYANT J C F Bdr 9 Coast 24

BUDD H A Gunner 7 Coast 25

BULLOCK E Major 35 LAA Not known

BURDELL S Sergeant 16 Def R 26

Alfred William Burgess, Royal Artillery, 144 Bty., 35 Lt. A.A. Reg., age 37 CWGC Alfred William Burgess

BURNELL H Gunner 9 Coast 24

CAPERS V F L/Bdr 5 S/L Not known

CAPPER H Gunner 2 HAA 35

CARD W F Gunner 6 HAA 35

CARISS L Gunner 35 LAA 38

CARTER H Private Army Catering Corps 27

CATCHPOLE J S Gunner 9 Coast 26

CHADWICK J Gunner 9 Coast 27

CHELLINGSWORTH J Sergeant 1 HAA 33

CHEYNE G Bdr 1 HKS 27

CHISHOLM D H Bdr 16 Def R 24

CHIVERS E Gunner 9 Coast 25

CLARGO E T Gunner 9 Coast 22

CLARKE A Gunner 6 HAA 22

CLAYTON E Gunner 35 LAA 37

CLEMENTS T H Gunner 3 HAA 31

CLOSE H C WO2 RASC 42

CLOWES A Gunner 5 S/L 31

COGGINGS C Gunner 7 Coast 28

COLEBY A E Lieut 2 HAA 39

COLEMAN R B B Lieut 9 Coast 33

COLLINGS C Bdr 1 HAA 24

Harry Kitchener Collins, 1556046 Royal Artillery 144 Bty., 35 Lt. A.A. Regt., age 28 CWGC Harry Kitchener Collins

CONROY C Gunner 1 HAA 38

CONWAY W T Gunner 5 S/L 32

COOK D C Lieut 2 HAA 22

COOKE E A Gunner 9 Coast 39

COOKSON W Gunner 5 S/L 31

COOMBER A J Gunner 7 Coast 36

COOPER G Gunner 5 S/L 32

COOPER J H Gunner 35 LAA 22

CORNWELL J L J Gunner 3 LAA 22

COUZENS J P Lieut 3 LAA 22

COX F R Gunner 5 S/L 22

CRAIG J Gunner 35 LAA 22

CREEDON D K Gunner 3 HAA 25

CREGEEN W Bdr 1 HAA 23

CRICK P Gunner 7 Coast 33

CROWHURST H W Gunner 3 HAA 36

CULLEN A G Gunner 7 Coast 26

CURTIS R H Lieut 2 HAA 30

DARGIE J Gunner 9 Coast 22

DARLEY F Gunner 1 HAA 37

DAVIDSON J D Lieut 1 HAA Not known

DAVIES H G Gunner 35 LAA 26

DAVIES J R BQMS 35 LAA 30

DAVISON J E Gunner 9 Coast 26

DAVISON T B WO2 9 Coast 31

DAWSON C W Gunner 35 LAA 22

DE JONG E Gunner 3 LAA 31

DIXON J N Lieut 1 HAA 26

DODSON T S L/Sgt 9 Coast 41

DONKIN R W Gunner 5 S/L 34

DONOVAN L Gunner 7 Coast 34

DOYLE W J Gunner 1 HAA 37

DRUMMOND V Private RASC 23

DRURY J L Gunner 7 Coast 36

DRY A C Gunner 11 Coast 26

DUNN A E L/Bdr 35 LAA 38

DUPLOCK J A Gunner 35 LAA 22

DYE R Gunner 7 Coast 25

DYER A G Gunner 7 Coast 29

EASTGATE A L L/Bdr 35 LAA 33

EDEMA G P Gunner 7 Coast 23

ELLIOTT O G Lieut 7 Coast 31

EVANS W B Gunner 35 LAA 21

FAIRBROTHER G Gunner 5 S/L 31

FAWDEN H Gunner 35 LAA 39

FERROL D M Driver RASC 28

FIDLER T Gunner 7 Coast 42

FINCH A H Gunner 9 Coast 26

FINCH E Gunner 35 LAA 40

FINCH P T T Lieut 1 HAA Not known

FLETCHER H Gunner 35 LAA 32

FLETCHER S Gunner 9 Coast 34

FLINDERS T Gunner 9 Coast 25

FLORY B Gunner 1 HAA 21

FORD S Gunner 35 LAA 22

FORDER V S Gunner 7 Coast 35

FOX N A Gunner 16 Def R 25

FRANCIS F L/Sgt 35 LAA 23

FRANCIS R L Gunner 3 HAA 30

FRENCH K Gunner 7 Coast 20

FRIDD T W Gunner 35 LAA Not known

GALBRAITH W J Gunner 7 Coast 28

GALE F T Gunner 7 Coast 38

GALISTAN E Gunner 3 HAA 24

GALLOWAY J B Major 6 HAA Not known

GAMON E W Gunner 35 LAA 32

GARDNER A E Gunner 1 HAA 35

GEE R L Captain 7 HAA 40

GEMMELL R F Lieut 1 HAA 26

GERRARD G H Lieut RA Ind 28

GIBSON J L/Bdr HQ AA Defences 24

GIBSON M C Lieut 2 HAA 22

GIBSON P Gunner 9 Coast 33

GILDON A L Gunner 9 Coast 28

GINN H R Gunner 6 HAA 42

GLEASON G H Gunner 3 HAA Not known

GOLD C H Bdr 2 HAA 30

GOLDSMITH F A Gunner 9 Coast 24

GORMAN M G Gunner 9 Coast 38

GOUGE J W G Gunner 7 Coast 32

GRANT G A Gunner 9 Coast 27

GRAY V Gunner 35 LAA 31

GREENFIELD D H Gunner 35 LAA 23

GREENHILL J J Gunner 35 LAA 37

GREENWOOD F Major 2 HAA Not known

GRIFFITH H S L Lieut 1 HAA Not known

GRIFFITHS F Gunner 6 HAA 22

GRILLS G L/Bdr 35 LAA 40

GUTTERIDGE W J BQMS 3 LAA 26

HALL F Gunner 35 LAA 37

HALSTEAD H N Captain 7 Coast 30

HAMERTON R S Gunner 9 Coast 25

HANSEN J Sergeant 35 LAA 26

HARDIE W R Gunner 9 Coast 28

HARGREAVES F Major 3 HAA Not known

HARTLEY A M Gunner 5 S/L 26

HATTON M F Gunner 35 LAA 40

HAVERCROFT W Gunner 35 LAA 22

HAWKINS N H Gunner 9 Coast 23

HAYERS G W Gunner 35 LAA 29

HAYWARD W D Gunner 35 LAA 22

HEANAN J Gnner 6 HAA 22

HELLEN A H Gunner 9 Coast 33

HEWITT D E Lieut 1 HAA Not known

HICK C W S/Sgt 9 Coast 39

HIGGINBOTTOM W Bdr 9 Coast 37

HILL B O Lieut 2 HAA Not known

HILL F Sergeant 35 LAA 37

HILL G V Bdr 7 Coast 27

HILL R Gunner 7 Coast 25

HILL T Gunner 9 Coast 29

HINDMARSH J Gunner 9 Coast 24

HINTON D Bdr 1 HAA 26

HODDINOTT H F S/Sgt 35 LAA 29

HOGAN C Gunner 9 Coast 22

HOLLIMOULD L Gunner 35 LAA 23

HOOMAN J L Gunner 9 Coast 22

HOOPER E Gunner 6 HAA 21

HOOPER G E Gunner 16 Def R 22

HOOPER G H Gunner 5 S/L 31

HORN L Gunner 9 Coast 29

HORNE J Bdr 1 HAA 26

HOULTON J C F Lieut 1 HAA Not known

HOWARD T R Bdr 7 Coast 28

HOWELL S G Gunner 9 Coast 23

HUBBARD C Bdr 5 S/L 26

HUGGINS F E L/Bdr 35 LAA 23

HUNT E T L/Sgt 5 S/L 26

HUNT G G Gunner 7 Coast 26

HUNTER J Sergeant 6 HAA 28

HUNTINGTON N Lieut 3 HAA 22

HURRICKS R C Gunner 35 LAA 21

HUSBAND C H Bdr 2 HAA 25

HUTCHINS R J Lieut 3 HAA 25

HUTCHINSON H Gunner 35 LAA 29

HUTCHINSON L Gunner 5 S/L 31

HUTCHINSON W Bdr 1 HAA 26

HYNE C G Gunner 3 LAA 33

INGARFIELD H Gunner 9 Coast 27

IRISH T H Gunner 5 S/L 23

JAMES D F L/Bdr 7 Coast 24

JAMES G H Gunner 7 Coast 28

JAMES L Bdr 35 LAA 28

JARDINE S L/Bdr 5 S/L 31

JENKINS S M Lieut 1 HAA 30

JERMYN P Lieut 1 HAA 25

JERVIS H Gunner 35 LAA 34

JOHNSON A L/Bdr 9 Coast Not known

JOHNSON C G Bdr 1 HAA 24

JOHNSON C T Gunner 5 S/L 31

JOHNSON F Gunner 5 S/L 28

JOHNSON G H Lieut 1 HAA 36

JOHNSON T Gunner 35 LAA Not known

JOHNSON T Gunner 3 LAA 25

JOHNSON W W Gunner 3 HAA 20

JOHNSTON A M Gunner 9 Coast 21

JOHNSTON G Gunner 5 S/L 31

JONES C A Gunner 35 LAA 33

JONES F Gunner 35 LAA 25

JONES J C Lieut 1 HAA 27

JONES J E L/Bdr 2 HAA 25

JONES J Gunner 9 Coast 24

JONES T A Gunner 3 HAA Not known

JONES W J Gunner 3 HAA 27

JOY K C L/Bdr 35 LAA 32

KAY E A Gunner 9 Coast 25

KEYES P Gunner 9 Coast 23

KILLIEN G P Gunner 5 S/L 33

KIRK A V Gunner 7 Coast Not known

KITSON J R Bdr 9 Coast 26

KNOWLES T A Gunner 9 Coast 37

KNOX L Sergeant RAMC 36

KREIKE W H Gunner 9 Coast 25

LAMB D L/Bdr 6 HAA 28

LANDELLS W H Gunner 35 LAA 33

LASCELLES F Gunner 9 Coast 23

LAWSON J L Lieut HKS 32

LEHMAN H Gunner 1 HAA 29

LESLIE J A Gunner 1 HAA 25

LEWIS R Sergeant 5 S/L 42

LEWIS W D Gunner 35 LAA 42

LEY J C Gunner 5 S/L 23

LILLINGTON S W Gunner 5 S/L 20

LOCKWOOD W Gunner 35 LAA 32

LONGFIELD E T Bdr 2 HAA 31

LORD F Gunner 5 S/L 23

LORING G N Captain HKS 27

LOWERY J Gunner 9 Coast 25

LUCAS A H Bdr 35 LAA 34

LUCAS H A Lieut 1 HAA 25

MacBEAN A Lieut 1 HAA 24

MacBETH J E Gunner 3 HAA 22

MacKENZIE L Gunner 5 S/L 31

MACPHERSON I Driver 35 LAA Sigs 22

MacRAE A Gunner 35 LAA 34

MacWILLIAM C A Gunner 9 Coast 26

McAUGHTRIE T Gunner 6 HAA 28

McCARTEN D Sergeantt 7 Coast 33

McCULLOCH R Gunner 7 Coast 22

McELVEEN T Bdr 3 HAA 27

McEWEN E Lieut 28 LAA 49

McGOUGH J H Gunner 6 HAA 21

McGULL J Gunner 16 Def R 25

McNAB J Gunner 1 HAA 31

MAHONEY J Gunner 7 Coast 27

MANN H G Gunner 9 Coast 28

MANNING E A Gunner 9 Coast Not known

MARSHALL M S Gunner 5 S/L 40

MARSKELL H A Gunner 9 Coast 23

MARTIN W Gunner 2 HAA 39

MARYON W H Gunner 35 LAA Not known

MASON W Gunner Not known 34

MATHESON K Gunner 1HAA 29

MATTHEWS W T Gunner 7 Coast 26

MAXWELL R W Gunner 16 Def R 29

MAYLIN G A Gunner 9 Coast 22

MENZIES S Gunner 9 Coast 25

MEREDITH L A G L/Bdr 5 S/L 22

MERRIMAN G R M Gunner 35 LAA 29

MILLAR W S Gunner 5 S/L 31

MILLER D F Bdr 1 HAA 28

MILLER D N Gunner 16 Def R 23

MILLER J W F Gunner 5 S/L 32

MILLINGTON W Gunner 3 HAA 24

MITCHELL R W Gunner 35 LAA 27

MODERATE J R Gunner 6 HAA 30

MOON V H Gunner 1 HAA 35

MOORE R W L/Sgt 35 LAA 23

MORAN J Gunner 16 Def R 35

MORRIS R S Gunner 48 LAA 29

MORTON A J Gunner 5 S/L 27

MOSS A A Gunner 35 LAA 34

MOULE F J Gunner 11 Coast 24

MUIR A M Gunner 9 Coast 26

MUNDY G S Gunner 35 LAA 25

MUNTON H Gunner 35 LAA 34

MURPHY J E Gunner 6 HAA 23

MURPHY J P Gunner 9 Coast 26

NAIRN P T Captain 54 AA 25

NAPAUL L Gunner 3 HAA 27

NAPTHINE E S Sgt 35 LAA 25

NEATE R R Gunner 9 Coast 24

NEAVES P J Private RAMC 26

NEILL E Lieut 1 HAA Not known

NEVILLE J E L/Sgt 7 Coast 31

NIXON W R L/Bdr 3 HAA 25

NOLAN C P L/Bdr 7 Coast 26

NORRIS B R H Lieut 1 HAA 22

NORRIS S J Gunner 5 S/L 31

NORTH W Gunner 16 Def R 25

OATES E A Gunner 9 Coast 32

O'BRIEN J WO1 16 Def R 40

O'BRIEN J D P Private RASC 23

OLDHAM L V Gunner 5 S/L 31

ORMESHER R E Gunner 5 S/L 31

O'SHEA M Gunner 7 Coast 25

OTTER R H Gunner 9 Coast 25

PALK P B U Lieut HKS Not known

PALMER G M L/Bdr 48 COD 34

PATERNOSTER H Gunner 9 Coast 25

PATIN L G H Gunner 7 Coast 27

PAYNE A W Gunner 7 Coast 26

PAYNE F W Gunner 35 LAA 30

PEARCE C W Gunner 7 Coast 23

PERROTT W G L Bdr 5 S/L 28

PERRY W H Gunner 35 LAA Not known

PETTIT A A Gunner 5 S/L 26

PICKERING C J Gunner 11 Coast 27

PLUMSTEAD J R L Gunner 9 Coast 25

PORTEOUS W G Gunner 2 HAA 38

POTTS G M Lieut 1 HAA Not known

POWELL I T Gunner 3 HAA 38

PRICE J H Gunner 9 Coast 21

RACKHAM A W Lieut HKS Not known

RADFORD H Bdr 5 S/L 23

RAE C L/Bdr 9 Coast 22

RAINEY E W Sergeant 35 LAA 32

RALPHS R Gunner 9 Coast 26

RAWLES L A Gunner 35 LAA 24

RAYNSFORD A J Gunner 35 LAA Not known

REAH T A Bdr 1 HAA 24

REDGRAVE H L Gunner 35 LAA 46

REES B D Gunner 2 HAA 30

REES J H Bdr 2 HAA 32

REHM D P Bdr 5 S/L 26

REYNOLDS J Gunner 7 Coast 22

RICHARDS A Gunner 7 Coast Not known

RICHARDS C C Lieut 1 HAA 35

RICHARDSON D Cpl RASC 23

ROBERTS H Bdr 1 HAA 27

ROBERTS J R Gunner 9 Coast 32

ROBERTSON D R Lieut HKS Not known

ROBINS E F Gunner 35 LAA 22

ROBINSON C Private RAMC 21

ROBINSON H Gunner 7 Coast 29

ROBINSON J Gunner 9 Coast 31

ROBINSON W L Gunner 3 HAA 25

ROGERS D S F Gunner 3 HAA 22

ROSS A L Gunner 3 HAA 25

ROWLAND J Gunner 35 LAA 22

ROWLAND J W Gunner 35 LAA 30

ROWLANDS A O Gunner 2 HAA 29

RUDKIN W Gunner 11 Coast 30

RUSHMER G Sergeant 1 HAA 32

RUTTER J H L/Bdr 35 LAA 29

SALMON P J Lieut 1 HAA Not known

SAMPSON J A Gunner 1 HAA 23

SANDERS H A Lieut 3 LAA 26

SANDIFORD J A Bdr 1 HAA 28

SAUCIER K R J Gunner 9 Coast 23

SCHOFIELD W Gunner 7 Coast 22

SCOTT A D C Sergeant 35 LAA Not known

SHANKLIN H Gunner 3 HAA 22

SHARMAN K L Private RAMC 26

SHARP C J Gunner 9 Coast Not known

SHAW J W Gunner 9 Coast 25

SHAW T Gunner 9 Coast Not known

SHELDON A Gunner 35 LAA 27

SHELDON J E Gunner 35 LAA 26

SHORT E E Gunner 35 LAA 31

SHUTER J Gunner 7 Coast Not known

SIMES R Gunner 35 LAA Not known

SIMMONDS P A Gunner 35 LAA 37

SIMPSON J W Gunner 9 Coast 27

SINEY A T Gunner 3 HAA Not known

SLATER S Gunner 9 Coast 22

SMALL C T L/Bdr 35 LAA 29

SMELT J Gunner 35 LAA Not known

SMITH A G P Gunner 35 LAA 21

SMITH D R Gunner 3 HAA 22

SMITH G E M Lieut HKS Not known

SMITH G W Gunner 9 Coast 25

SMITH J C Sergeant 2 HAA 26

SMITH S L Gunner 7 Coast 32

SMITH T Gunner 9 Coast 27

SOLLARS J T Gunner 7 Coast 21

SPENCER F Gunner 9 Coast 28

SPENCER F G Bdr 16 Def R 32

SPRANKLEN S R Sergeant 3 LAA 41

STACY H Gunner 35 LAA 34

STAGG A F L/Bdr 35 LAA 32

STAINTON W Gunner 9 Coast 26

STEELE A P Major HKS 38

STEER F T L/Bdr 7 Coast 26

STEPHENS H Gunner 3 HAA 27

STEVENS A H Gunner 9 Coast 33

STRANGE R E Gunner 35 LAA 27

STUBBERFIELD J Gunner 7 Coast 32

STURT J E Lieut 1 HAA 33

STYCH S J Gunner 9 Coast 26

SUNSHINE E Gunner 9 Coast 23

William Herbert Sutton, 2nd A. A. Regiment / 3 HAA age 37

SWINBURN L Gunner 9 Coast 26

TABOR H R Gunner 38 COD 31

TAYLOR E G Gunner 35 LAA 33

TAYLOR H J Gunner 1 HAA 33

TAYLOR-KANE F Gunner 3 HAA 22

THEAKER T G Gunner 35 LAA 33

THOMAS D Gunner 2 HAA 29

THOMAS G R L/Sgt 5 S/L 26

THOMPSON J E Gunner 35 LAA 26

THOMSON J Gunner 9 Coast 22

THORPE W Gunner 9 Coast 23

THURSTON C J Gunner 3 HAA 35

TILLING T H L/Bdr 35 LAA Not known

TODD E D Gunner 9 Coast 25

TOMLIN G J Gunner 11 Coast 42

TUMILTY C E Bdr 7 Coast 28

TUNNICLIFF C R Gunner 3 HAA 21

TURNER A J Gunner 35 LAA Not known

TURNER E I Gunner 9 Coast Not known

VANSTONE J E Gunner 35 LAA 22

VENABLES R S L/Bdr 7 Coast 23

VIGGERS T J Gunner 9 Coast Not known

WAINWRIGHT J W L/Bdr 9 Coast 28

WALDER F Bdr 35 LAA 31

WALKER E B Sergeant 35 LAA 30

WALSH M Gunner 9 Coast 27

WARD G Gunner 3 HAA 27

WARD G H Gunner 3 LAA 24

WARD L H Gunner 3 LAA 39

WARMAN W L/Sgt 5 S/L 32

WARREN A L/Bdr 35 LAA 23

WATSON R L Gunner 3 LAA 32

WEAVER R Gunner 3 HAA Not known

WEBBER P A Gunner 9 Coast 26

WEBSTER W J Gunner 5 Field 29

WEIR J Bdr 35 LAA 21

WELBELOVE S L/Sgt 5 S/L 34

WELLS F J Gunner 11 Coast 29

WEST E D Bdr 35 LAA 25

WHATLEY G F Gunner 9 Coast 29

WHYATT C C L/Bdr 6 HAA 22

WIEBKIN P M J Lieut HKS Not known

WILKES G D Gunner 9 Coast 28

WILKINSON B Gunner 3 HAA 31

WILLIAMS F H Gunner 9 Coast 27

WILLIAMS W J C Sergeant 35 LAA 29

WILLS H J Gunner 9 Coast 25

WILLSON W J Gunner 6 HAA 24

WILSON J W Gunner 35 LAA 22

WILSON N Lieut 29 HB Not known

WILSON W R Gunner 1 HAA 34

WILTON A C Captain 11 Coast Not known

WIMPENNY V H Gunner 1 HAA Not known

WINDOWS H B Lieut 6 HAA 26

WOOD H L Gunner 7 Coast Not known

WOOD J H Gunner 16 Def R 27

WOODFORD L E Gunner RA Not known

WOODHEAD R G Lieut HKS Not known

WOODS W T Captain HKS 47

YARROW B C Gunner 7 Coast 36

YORK H A L/Bdr 3 HAA 24

YOUNG W E L/Sgt 35 LAA 34

Recovery of Remains
During November 1945, the Australian Army occupied the island and discovered a mass grave with 436 sets of skeletal remains. The remains were exhumed and transported to Port Moresby for permenant burial.

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Memorials
The British killed on Ballale remain listed as Missing In Action (MIA). The remains recovered in November 1945 were buried at Bomana War Cemetery in sections C2, C3, C4 and C5. Their graves are listed as 'A soldier of the 1939-1945 War / Known Unto God" with a memorial plaque at the rear of the cemetery.

References
Daily Telegraph "Memorial at Last: At a moving ceremony, families pay their respect to victims of Japanese"

 



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