List of Artists

This is a list of all the artists featured in the FEPOW Art Enquiry, including the 8 well-known “recognised” artists: Chalker, Gimson, Meninsky, Mennie, Old, Rawlings, Searle and Thrale.

The remaining 69 artists are classified in the enquiry as “unrecognised” i.e. artists who largely remained hidden from public awareness throughout post-war years. A few are known of to researchers, some were prolific in their output e.g. Des Bettany, Will Wilder, Bill Norways and Leslie Audus; the majority were not.


Please get in touch if you know of any other British FEPOW artists working secretly during captivity. We are keen to add more names to this list and to see examples of their artwork. Contact the fepow [dot] project [at] lstmed [dot] ac [dot] uk (Captive Memories team)

Surname Forename From Held
Akhurst  Basil Parry “AKKI” Blackpool Singapore, Thailand 
Alexander Stephen Crighton Bristol  Singapore, Thailand 
Audus  Leslie John Soham, Cambs   Java, Moluccas, Java 
Bagnall  Stanley E. NOT KNOWN Java, Singapore, Borneo 
Barnes  Ronald David Berkshire Hong Kong, Japan
Beckerley John  Wales Java, Singapore, Thailand, Singapore
Bettany   Desmond  Burnley, Lancs Singapore
Bevan  Gerald Archibald Johnstone “Archie” London  Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, China 
Bird  Godfrey Vernon  Hong Kong Hong Kong
Brazil  Robert Guthrie London Singapore, Thailand 
Burch  Edward  London  Singapore, Taiwan, Japan
Cameron-Smith Hamish Ninian  Ayrshire, Scotland Singapore, Thailand, Singapore
Chalker  Jack Bridger  London  Singapore, Thailand
Clarke  Derek  Watford  Singapore, Taiwan, Japan
Clarke  Donovan “Don”  Islip, Oxfordshire Singapore, Thailand 
Clement John Francis Glasgow  Singapore, Taiwan
Coxhead  Geoffrey Shervill Buckinghamshire  Hong Kong, Japan
Cullen  Walter Ramsgate, Kent Java, Sumatra 
Duncan  Andrew Atholl St Andrews, Scotland Java, Japan
Elsey  Herbert   Huddersfield, Yorks  Singapore, Thailand 
Elwell Francis Kenneth Beverley, E.Yorkshire Singapore, Thailand
Excell John London Singapore, Thailand
Ferron Basil Elvin Newmarket Singapore, Thailand
Forbes Wyndham Kinloch India Singapore, Taiwan
Gale John Kendall Birmingham Singapore, Thailand
Gamble Robert James Sheffield Singapore, Thailand
Gee Geoffrey Barlow Renfrewshire Singapore, Thailand
Gimson George Stanley Glasgow Singapore, Thailand
Green Maurice Charles Liverpool Singapore, Thailand
Hardie Robert Stevenson Edinburgh Singapore, Thailand
Hardy Mike NOT KNOWN Singapore, Thailand
Harris John Surrey/Hong Kong Hong Kong
Harrison George William Bromley, Kent Singapore, Taiwan
Holdsworth Charles Gilbert Porthcawl, South Wales Java, Sumatra
James Cholton Noel Cardiff Java
Kemp Jack Ernest Lowestoft, Suffolk Singapore, Thailand
Kingsley Harold “Harry” Manchester Singapore, Korea
Kinmonth Maurice Henry Lisdoonvarna, Ireland Java
Margarson Frederick Grimsby, Lincs Singapore, Thailand
Meninsky Philip London Singapore, Thailand
Mennie John George “Jack” Aberdeen Singapore, Thailand
Milner-Moore Aubrey Robert Wheatley, Oxon Singapore, Thailand
Mitchell Alfred Cromar Stockport Hong Kong, Japan
Munton Geoffrey Charles Cranwell, Lincs Singapore
Newman Reginald Newport, Monmouthshire Java, Borneo
Norways William George “Bill” London Singapore, Thailand, Singapore
Old Ashley George London Singapore, Thailand
Peach Alfred Nowell Hamilton Bristol Java
Philps Frank Richard Radlett, Herts Java, Moluccas, Singapore
PIckersgill Cecil Douglas Bowes, N. Yorkshire Singapore
Power Norman “Freddie” Coventry Japan
Pritchard Norman London Singapore, Thailand
Pyment Desmond Arthur Gloucestershire Java
Ransome-Smith Frederick William Henry “Smudger! London Singapore, Thailand
Rawlings Leo Oscar Blackpool Singapore, Thailand
Reid Claude McLaren Sydney Java
Rivron Malcolm Boakes Grantham, Lincs Malaya, Singapore, Thailand
Rogers Robert Roland Exeter Singapore, Thailand
Russell Stanley Kay Liverpool Sumatra
Scott-Lindsley Mervyn St Albans Hong Kong
Searle Ronald William Fordham Cambridge Singapore, Thailand
Silman Harry Leeds Singapore, Thailand
Spencer Rex Birmingham Sumatra
Spittle Ronald John “Jack” Slough, Bucks Singapore
Stacy Eric Francis London Singapore, Thailand, Burma
Stallard Frederick Hugh “Fred” Peterborough Singapore, Taiwan
Strange Stanley Chorley, Lancs Singapore, Korea, Japan
Teale Donald Eric St Annes-on-Sea Singapore, Korea
Thrale Charles London Singapore, Thailand, Singapore
Toze Alan Vernon Virginia Water, Surrey Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Japan
Upton Herbert Cooper West Sussex Singapore, Java, Sumatra
Wade Tom Henling London Singapore, Korea, Japan
Warren Charles Stanley London Singapore
White John Wilbye Benson “Jack” Camberley, Surrey Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Singapore
Wilder William Carthew “Will” Wallingford, Oxon Singapore, Thailand
Wilson Thomas “Toss” Portstewart, N. Ireland Singapore, Thailand, Singapore
Young Alexander McGowan Oban, Scotland Singapore, Thailand
Recently discovered:      
Claydon Thomas Arthur “Tom” NOT KNOWN Singapore, Thailand
Hooper Edmund A. Durban, South Africa Singapore, Thailand
Sparrow Philip Henry Evesham, Worcs Java, Ambon, Liang, Java, Singapore