Cemetery plot location: A-04-19

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Classification: POW
Identification number: PWJA (USA) 147087
Other names: Hideomi
AKA (Also Known As): None
Name in kanji: 川島 日出臣
Grave location: A-04-19
Date of birth: 1915-01-01
Place of birth: 2 chome, Hongo-ku, Tokyo-shi, Japan
Private address:

Shanghai Rahitors (illegible) Blackstore Apartment, Room 15, Towa Boeki Kaisha, Shanghai

Business address:

Not recorded

Military rank: 2nd Class Private
Unit regimental number: Army 17 Division, 53 Infantry, Regiment, 1 Battalion 1 Machine Gun Company, Amano Platoon, 2 Section
Date of capture: 1944-02-24
Place of capture: Near Iboki
Reason for internment: Prisoner of war
Camp interned: Cowra
Date interned: 1944-04-24
Health condition on arrival: Paralysis in leg, kidney trouble, night blindness
Trade or occupation: Importer and exporter
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: Kenjiro KAWASHIMA
Address of next of kin: 108, Ku, Kuruwa-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken
Relationship to next of kin: Father
Father’s name: Kenjiro KAWASHIMA
Father’s occupation: Not recorded
Mother’s maiden name: Tsuneko NAKAMURA
Identification: Height 5'6", weight 124 lbs, sallow complexion, black hair, brown eyes
Movement report:

KAWASHIMA was transferred from Gaythorne to Cowra on 16 June 1944. He died in the breakout.

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