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POW User Group => POWs WW2 section => Topic started by: rafboy on July 12, 2015, 01:55:58 PM

Title: Manchester Japanese POW's
Post by: rafboy on July 12, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
This photo came up on Facebook amongst a series of several photos from the period.
It shows a group of former Japanese POW's from Changi in October 1945, they are all from Manchester and from all 3 services.
This is the link to the Facebook photos:
There are a lot more photos on this page:

Title: Re: Manchester Japanese POW's
Post by: manchester48 on July 13, 2015, 01:05:14 PM
Super picture Cliff. Thanks for sharing. I don't see Uncle Eric there but the very tall man right at the back could possibly be Uncle Walter. I'll check the FB site and have a good look at what they have.  I don't suppose themonsster has managed to get to Kew for Eric's prisoner questionnaire and war record card. I hope he is ok.

I received the death certificate I requested for Edward (Eric) Higham but I have a problem with it.  The informant was just entered as M. Higham (initial only) with a Levenshulme address. Stated his occupation as a locomotive driver??? Cause of death haemorrhage due to cirrhosis of the liver.

The cause of death and the address would fit. I suppose he could have worked on the railway as he'd helped build one for the Jap's!! But when I did a search for his grave the person buried with him was Mary Higham!! His wife was Margaret (Peggy). I'm still trying to work this one out as I understand Eric/Margaret divorced so he could have remarried. Still working on it. :-\

Will update if I find anything to add.



Title: Re: Manchester Japanese POW's
Post by: rafboy on July 13, 2015, 01:47:07 PM
Found these 2 photos today.