Cemetery plot location: A-04-38

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Classification: POW
Identification number: PWJA (USA) 145439
Other names: Kohei
Plate name: YAMAZAKI, KOHE *
AKA (Also Known As): Kohe YAMAZAKI
Name in kanji: 山崎 康平
Grave location: A-04-38
Date of birth: 1916-02-29
Place of birth: 823 Anaka-machi, Usui-gun, Gunma-ken, Japan
Private address:

823 Anaka-machi, Usui-gun, Gunma-ken, Japan

Business address:

Not recorded

Military rank: Superior Private
Unit regimental number: Army, 115 Regiment (Endo Unit, Moto 2804), 2 Battalion, 2 Machine Gun Company
Date of capture: 1943-03-08
Place of capture: Near Tufi, New Guinea
Reason for internment: Prisoner of war
Camp interned: Cowra
Date interned: 1943-03-31
Health condition on arrival: Not recorded
Trade or occupation: Newspaper man
Length of residence in Australia: Not recorded
Date of entry: Not recorded
Port of disembarkation: Not recorded
Ship: Not recorded
Personal effects:


Religion: Buddhist
Nationality: Japanese
Marital status: Single
Next of kin: Isaburo YAMAZAKI
Address of next of kin: 823 Anaka-machi, Usui-gun, Gunma-ken, Japan
Relationship to next of kin: Father
Father’s name: Isaburo YAMAZAKI
Father’s occupation: Not recorded
Mother’s maiden name: Saiyo (maiden name unknown)
Identification: Height 5'5", weight 135 lbs, sallow complexion, black hair, dark eyes
Movement report:

YAMAZAKI was transferred from Gaythorne to Cowra on 10 July 1943. He died in the breakout.

Cause of death: Gun shot wound to the shoulder
Date of death: 1944-08-05
Cremation or burial: Burial
Date of burial: 1944-08-08
Place of first burial: Cowra
Extra information:

YAMAZAKI spoke “fairly good English”.

Related images:

YAMAZAKI’s Allied Translator & Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report summary (pdf): 


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