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JackEvans

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Far East POW information sought
« on: September 03, 2009, 01:38:51 PM »
Hello all,

I didnt realise you had a section dedicated to POW's.  My fault for not looking.

I wonder if anyone can help tell me any information on these two chaps, both prisoners of the Japanese in WW2 from the 1st Manchesters.

I notice that MonsStar seems very clued up on such matters and hope he or others can assist.
The two men are:-

3526147 Pte G.S Alliston
 
3526267 Pte A.Flemming

thankyou once again

Jack

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 02:30:03 PM »
Hello Jack
Can you let us know what you allready know about them and your reason for wanting more information please.
All I can tell you at the moment is that the "Order Of Battle" shows Alliston as being in No 16 Platoon and Flemming in HQ Company  Headquarters.  I could not see them listed in the Roll of Honour so assume they both survived, unfortunately I do not have their POW Record Cards or Liberation Questionnaires in the ones that I have.  Perhaps themonsstar could get them next time he is in the National Archive at Kew.
Cliff
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JackEvans

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 03:52:02 PM »
All I know is that both men served in Palestine and were catured in Singapore.  Both were POW's and survived the war.

Thats all I know about them.

I would like to know what information there is on the records that MonsStar mentions at the start of this section, if thats possible?

Thank you

Jack

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 05:23:54 PM »
Jack.
As Cliff has already suggested,we can probably be more helpful if we know the reason for your wanting to know more about these two soldiers.
Robert

JackEvans

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 06:19:32 PM »
Sorry,

I should have said, a friend of mine has their medals and he is intrigued to know the story of the men behind them.

thankyou

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 09:28:22 PM »
Jack !
He must have a little more

both prisoners of the Japanese in WW2 from the 1st Manchesters.

Or else how would he know  ::)

Wendi  :)
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JackEvans

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 09:41:03 PM »
Wendi,

Not Really, when he aquired them he did so on that basis.

Honesty amongst collectors and all that I suppose.

I was hoping you would be able to give me some information rather than the other way round, if you see what I mean.

Is anyone in a position to do that?

JackEvans

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 07:47:35 AM »
Hello everyone,

Still hoping for more on these two men.

Any luck anyone?

thankyou

Jack

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 08:02:25 PM »
Hi Jack

From his PoW card  (WO345/1)
Name George Alliston
DOB 30/6/10  (on his Q&L paperwork 30/6/07)
Rank Pte
Unit 1st Bn
Place of Capture Singapore
DoC 17/2/42
NoK Father, Herbert
Place of Origin, 97 Beauvoir Road, Reading, Berks


I also have a copy of his Liberated PoW Interrogation Questionnaire

If you would like copies I can send them to you for a donation to:

National Gulf Veterans and Families Association
Which is an independent registered charity aiming to support those who served in the 1990-91 and 2003 (to date) Iraqi / Gulf conflicts, either in the armed forces or as a civilian, and their families and dependants.

http://www.ngvfa.com/

If you are happy with this send a cheque made out to the NGV&FA to me, I will send it to them.


I have no info on Flemming yet other then he was in Malay in 1945.

Cheers MS


JackEvans

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Re: Far East POW information sought
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 09:31:52 PM »
MonsStar,

Thankyou very much, thats great confirmation of what he thought.

I will pass the information on and let him contact you should he wish any further details.

Thanks again.

Jack