Cemetery plot location: A-03-11
|Identification number:||PWJA 145019|
|Plate name:||TAKAESU, ISAMU||AKA (Also Known As):||None|
|Name in kanji:||高江洲 勇|
|Date of birth:||1915-06-25|
|Place of birth:||56 Shuri-machi, Okinawa-ken, Japan|
56 Shuri-machi, Okinawa, Japan
56 Shuri-machi, Okinawa-ken, Japan
|Military rank:||1st Class Petty Officer, Stoker|
|Unit regimental number:||Navy, Kure No. 5 Special Landing Party, Fujikawa Company|
|Date of capture:||1942-09|
|Place of capture:||Pongani, New Guniea|
|Reason for internment:||Prisoner of war|
|Health condition on arrival:||Not recorded|
|Trade or occupation:||Farmer|
|Length of residence in Australia:||Not recorded|
|Date of entry:||Not recorded|
|Port of disembarkation:||Not recorded|
|Next of kin:||Kinue TAKAESU|
|Address of next of kin:||56 Shuri-machi, Okinawa|
|Relationship to next of kin:||Wife|
|Father’s name:||Miyoji TAKAESU|
|Father’s occupation:||Not recorded|
|Mother’s maiden name:||Kana MIYASATO|
|Identification:||Height 5'3", 140 lbs, sallow tan complexion, black hair, brown eyes|
TAKAESU was transferred to Cowra on 9 January 1943. 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:||1944-08-07|
|Place of first burial:||Cowra|
TAKAESU’s POW number was recorded as PWJA145018 in the Office of Australian War Graves record, but the correct number was PWJA145019.
In the interrogation report, TAKAESU stated that he did not wish for his next of kin to be notified as she would be ashamed and/or disgraced.
He signed one of the documents as TAKAYASU in the katakana script.
He had a son.
TAKAESU’s Allied Translator & Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report summary (pdf):