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POW User Group => POWs WW2 section => Topic started by: rafboy on April 27, 2009, 02:31:15 PM

Title: Japanese POW Record Cards
Post by: rafboy on April 27, 2009, 02:31:15 PM
Cards P, Q, R, and T.
 
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Post by: rafboy on April 27, 2009, 02:32:51 PM
Cards H, K, L, M.
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Post by: rafboy on April 27, 2009, 02:35:12 PM
Cards B, C, D, and E.
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Post by: rafboy on April 27, 2009, 02:37:57 PM
Below are XL files listing Japanese POW Record Cards that I have received photos of.  I have photos of a total of 560 Record Cards which are mainly a mix of service personnel from the Greater Manchester area including a lot of soldiers of the 1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment.
Files are in alphabetical order and list all the cards that I have photos of.  If there is no file for the first letter of a surname I do not have any cards for names begining with that letter.
Individual card photos are available for family members seeking information on their relatives time as a POW of the Japanese.
To ensure you ask for the correct card please quote Number, Rank and full name of the person who's card you would like.
Cliff

Cards A with this message the remainder are in 3 messages below.
Title: Re: Japanese POW Record Cards
Post by: Nick_in_Barnsley on May 14, 2009, 11:04:54 AM
Hi Cliff

Sorry, but I can't open the attachments for some reason. Is it possible to check if you have a record for John Mahoney? He was a corporal I think and survived changhi and the burma railway. He was with the Manchesters from pre-war and he said that his regt was a recently mechanised machine gun battalion at this time.

Thanks

Nick
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:09:57 PM
Hi Cliff

Here are some of the cards you are after, I will post them on here for 1 week then removed them.
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:11:09 PM
back of 1st one
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:12:29 PM
Bennett H.G
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:13:23 PM
Back of Bennett card
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:15:26 PM
Carney
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:16:14 PM
Back of Carney card
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:16:52 PM
Cassidy
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Post by: themonsstar on May 14, 2009, 01:17:36 PM
Back of Cassidy card
Title: Re: Japanese POW Record Cards
Post by: rafboy on May 14, 2009, 01:46:30 PM
Hi Nick
Sorry I don't have John Mahoney's card, I only have one "M".
Roy may be able to find him for you next time he goes to Kew.

The files are in XL97 if you are using a diferent version you may need to download the conversion programme from Microsoft.

Cliff
Title: Re: Japanese POW Record Cards
Post by: rafboy on May 14, 2009, 02:08:07 PM
Thanks Roy
I have them saved so you can delete them.
Cliff
Title: Re: Japanese POW Record Cards
Post by: Nick_in_Barnsley on May 14, 2009, 11:26:37 PM
Thanks for checking Cliff; unlike the other guys I've been researching John Mahoney (who fought in WW2) was someone I knew very well. He died when I was 30 and was an incredible guy; changhi and the railway and i never heard him once say anything against his captors; "no point being bitter; i have a lovely family and that's what's important". Never known anyone to forgive like him. Thanks for the research, even if you haven't got anything on my guy the job you chaps do is fantastic. Much appreciated.

Nick
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Post by: Robert Bonner on May 15, 2009, 04:20:36 PM
Seeing the PoW card for John Carney brought back many good memories of life with the Manchesters in Germany and Malaya. Company Sergeant 'Jackie' Carney BEM died 4th January 1972. His stepfather was Company Sergeant Major 'Snowy' Bell who served for thirty years in the Manchesters. His stepbrother Norman 'Tinker' Bell spent his life in the Manchesters and latterly as  Staff Sergeant Insructor in the Army Physical Training Corps but attached to the Regiment.

Jackie Carney enlisted as a boy soldier in August 1931 and for ten years was a member of the band.  A fine boxer he won the Boys Army Championship in successive years and was the undisputed Battalion Bantamweight Champion.  Twice Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the British Empire Medal for his work as a PoW.  A delightful personality and a splendid Warrant Officer II in Wuppertal, Berlin and Malaya. 

Following his retirement from the Regular Army he enlisted in the Territorials and became a Sergeant Major with the Ashton-under-Lyne Battalion.
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Post by: themonsstar on June 02, 2009, 10:22:59 PM
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Post by: themonsstar on June 02, 2009, 10:31:13 PM
Last for now, I will E-mail you the Q/L forms   :-*
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Post by: rafboy on June 03, 2009, 05:07:57 PM
That's great, thanks Roy.  I have them all saved OK.
Cliff
Title: Re: Japanese POW Record Cards
Post by: rafboy on September 28, 2020, 05:09:45 PM
Just in case Nick in Barnsley comes back. This POW record card came my way.