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Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Ohasi, Japan. 1945-08-28. Group portrait of some members of the crew of the New Zealand cargo ...
Ohasi, Japan. 1945-08-28. Group portrait of some members of the crew of the New Zealand cargo vessel M.V. Hauraki and other prisoners of war (POWs) at the Japanese POW and internment camp at Ohasi. POWs were moved to Ohasi just prior to the end of the war and were billeted in a small theatre. M.V. Hauraki was captured by the Japanese armed merchant cruisers Aikoku Maru and Hokoku Maru in the Indian Ocean on 12 July 1942. Left to right: back row: W.P. Hall, 3rd engineer, W. Speekbreenk, Dutch engineer, James D. Innes, 7th engineer, V. Bladern, Dutch engineer, C.T. Hurley, 4th engineer, D.K. Scott, 11th engineer, D. McCalum, ship's carpenter, A. Alexander, greaser, E. Jacobsen, ship's cook, and F. Chamberlain, marine superintendent Malay States Steam Ship Company. Middle row: D. Taylor, L.H. Russel, and McGee (all from America), W.C. Falconer, chief engineer, N. Hedlund, electrician, A.B. Creese, captain, J.R. Gable, 10th engineer, A. Meridith, 8th engineer, and Weir, another American. Front row: E. McReady, steward, D. Butler, W. Fairey, and S. Hewitt (all from America), R.L.B. Thomson, 2nd Engineer, A. Lindsay, wireless operator, Galloway, (an American), J. Harland, greaser and R. Bell, assistant cook. W.E. Porteous, 6th engineer and G.N. Mutton, 9th engineer, were in hospital when the photograph was taken. (Original print housed in the AWM Archive Store) (Donor J. Innes)