Frederick William Ward
Case Name: Nishimura Takuma [Takoma] and Others | Person in Portrait: F.W. Ward | Relation to Case: Prosecutor
Major F.W. Ward was born Frederick William Ward in Bradford (a city in the UK’s Yorkshire county) in 1923. He graduated with a first-class honours degree in law from Leeds University. This legal training proved useful following the end of World War II, with Mr Ward serving as prosecutor at the trial of Nishimura Takuma [Takoma] and Others, at the Singapore War Crimes Trials. The trial was of great significance to the local community, as seven Japanese soldiers were prosecuted for the large-scale massacre of Chinese residents in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation (commonly known as the Sook Ching massacre).Read More
Lim Jia Yi is a Research Fellow with the Singapore War Crimes Trials Project. Having written her undergraduate thesis on the Singapore trial interviews, she is interested in the social history of war and the rediscovery of forgotten stories.