The Soldier's Details

First Name:
Nick Name:
Regimental #:
‘A’ Company
Place of Birth:
Burton on Trent, England
Father's Name:
Roger Tysoe
Mothers's Name:
Martha Ann Tysoe
Pre-war Occupation:
Yokohama War Cemetery, Plot B, Row A, Grave 14, Age 35.
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Camps Japan:
Wales Maru Party
Cause of Death:
Chronic Beri-Beri and Influenza
Place of Death:
Kobe House, Osaka
Date of Death:
Soldier’s body was cremated and enshrined at Juganji Temple, Osaka

General Description

Harry Tysoe’s family; Derek 8, Bernard 7, Tony 5 and Hazel 7 weeks, wife Eileen, July 17 1941.
Harry Tysoe off to war
Harry Tysoe off to war.


Harry Tysoe off to war 2
Harry Tysoe off to war – good mate Nobby Clarke to Harry’s left. At the end of the war it was Nobby who brought back Sparrow’s meagre possessions after he had passed away at Kobe, Japan to give to Sparrow’s wife, Eileen.


John Ramsbottom and WX9226 Private (Pte) Harry Tysoe, both of 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion cutting bamboo to use with the palliasses used for beds at Winellie Camp, Darwin.
John Ramsbottom and WX9226 Private (Pte) Harry Tysoe, both of 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion cutting bamboo to use with the palliasses used for beds at Winellie Camp, Darwin.


Harry Tysoe Sketch


H Tysoe Ticket for Duntroon

Harry Tysoe’s ticket to travel on MS Duntroon from Fremantle to Adelaide July 1941.


H Tysoe letter from Japan

Letter received by Eileen Tysoe, from Japan, family have always been unsure of who wrote it as this was not Harry’s hand writing.

H TYsoe Date and time of death

Small card given to Eileen stating time and date of his passing at Kobe, Osaka.

H TYsoe Dog Tags

Sparrow’s dog tags.

Read the story of Harry Tysoe WX9226.

Harry was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.

Sympathy Card from King George for the loss of Sparrow




Sparrow’s tag No for Kobe











Sparrow’s note book including bets made in Changi











Bets from notebook











Brief notes of journey from Singapore to Japan


Medical report by Captain Joyce



































TYSOE, Private, HARRY, WX9226, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 26 November 1943. Age 35. Son of Roger and Martha Ann Tysoe; husband of Eileen Jessie Tysoe, of Albany, Western Australia. Grave Ref. Aust. Sec. B. A. 14.

Height 6′ 1/2″

Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

Tysoe, Harry

Tysoe death West Australian (Perth, WA _ 1879 - 1954), Thursday 8 November 1945, page 1


Below:  Harry and his brother played cricket.  Also recorded is
Ted Procter who enlisted and joined 2/4th, and went with ‘J’ Force to Japan with Harry,



Harry and Fred’s cricket team. Fred served in the Australian Navy and was one of 23 survivors of HMAS Parramatta when it was sunk in the Mediterranean in 1941. 25 January 1950 Fred was killed in an explosion on HMAS Tarakan at Garden Island, Sydney.


Denmark Cricket

Harry’s name is inscribed and forever remembered on the Denmark WW2 War Memorial.


Please read about ‘J’ Force and ‘Wales’ Maru



Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kobe, Osaka #2-B - Japan ***