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POW User Group => POWs WW2 section => Topic started by: GrantLiz on September 30, 2009, 01:10:51 AM

Title: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: GrantLiz on September 30, 2009, 01:10:51 AM
My grandfathers brother diedon Tuesday 21st September 1943 in Burma and is buried in the Thanbyuzayat cemetary any further information or photos would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: tobo on September 30, 2009, 01:54:04 AM
Hi welcome to the Forum!
1st, the best thing to do is go on the ww2 pow's section on the forum, rafboy (Cliff) is the man to ask.

2nd, this worked for me, but it was 10yrs ago, ring the British embassy in Burma and see if they will lay a wreath and take a pic or try the commonwealth war graves commission (www.cwgc.org) cost me 25 quid
its worth asking the cwgc if mr stanton was re buried some of the lads were initialy buried in sonkria and reburied in thanbyuzat in dec.1945

3rd, on the ww2 pow section have a look at Arthur Barbers story, Cliff has put some pix on that may interest you, there is also a piece from Mr Arthur Lane thats worth reading it aint a pretty story but it needs to be told. Arthur Barber was my great uncle. (3523637 drummer 1st bttn d 28/5/43, also in thanbyuzat)
tony

Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: liverpool annie on September 30, 2009, 02:49:42 AM
My grandfathers brother diedon Tuesday 21st September 1943 in Burma and is buried in the Thanbyuzayat cemetary any further information or photos would be greatly appreciated!

Hi GrantLiz and welcome !

Can I just say that the stories of these brave men is heartbreaking ..... and you will shed many tears at the injustice of it all ! so you need to be prepared before you go further ...... we'd love to help you ..... you may already know a lot of Maxwells story - so before we tread on old ground  - can you tell us how much you already know ?

Manchester Regiment - This Page is Dedicated To

3528123
Corporal
Stanton, Maxwell Taylor
United Kingdom
Manchester Regiment
1st Battalion

Japanese POW: Yes
Survived/Died: Died
Age: 25
Cause of Death: Unknown
Date of Death: 1943/09/21
Place of Death: Tanbaya - Thailand-Burma Railway

Loved Ones
Son of Frank Taylor Stanton and Sarah Ann Stanton; husband of Ivy Stanton, of Springhead, Yorkshire

Memorial
B1. D. 6.
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

F & H Force - April/October 1943

“We will remember them”

http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/regiments/Manchester_Regiment/html/s_database_19.htm

Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: mack on September 30, 2009, 09:58:32 AM
he was born in 1918 at saddleworth and married miss ivy wynn in 1937,at ashton

mack ;D
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: JackEvans on September 30, 2009, 09:39:44 PM
He died of Malaria and Diarrhea.
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: rafboy on September 30, 2009, 10:53:05 PM
Hi Liz, sorry I could not answer sooner, I was away for the weekend at a POW reunion and remembrance service for the men who were held on Taiwan and their families.  Seven former POW's attended plus about 30 family members.

If you have followed up tobo's 3rd piece of information you will have found my photos including the two groups of POW's taken in Singapore.  Let me know if you would like them sent to you direct at a higher resolution which will enable you to blow up the photos enough for you to see the men clearly so that you can compare any family photos you may have.

Sorry I cannot help with his Japanese POW record card it is one of several I do not have but it will be available from the National Archive at Kew.  The information on searching at Kew is on the Forum under POW Record Cards.

The Regimental Museum at Ashton Under Lyne has available a document that you may like to get hold off, the reference is MR1/3/1/18 Title is First Battalion The Manchester Regiment Malaya, Thailand, Burma 1939~1945.  The Museum contact details are on their web site at:  
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom
Cliff

 
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: GrantLiz on October 01, 2009, 05:26:10 PM
I appreciate everyones replies - it brings me to tears just knowing that other people have some information....thank you again. As I have mentioned before please let me know what information you may have, I know nothing really at all......
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: liverpool annie on October 01, 2009, 07:39:15 PM


Thought you might be interested in this old photo !!

Thanbyuzayat Allied War Cemetery, Burma. c. 30 January 1955. Situated approximately sixty five kilometres south of Moulmein, Thanbyuzayat was the starting point of the Burma-Thailand railway constructed by the Japanese using prisoner of war (POW) labour over the period September 1942 to October 1943. It was the Japanese Administration Headquarters for POWs in Burma, and also served as a base hospital for seriously ill POWs from up country railway camps from October 1942 until June 1943, when Allied air raids forced the Japanese to abandon the site. At the conclusion of the war in August 1945, the graves of those POWs who died during the construction and maintenance of the railway, between Thanbyuzayat and Nieke, were transferred to this cemetery (except Americans who were repatriated). Also buried here are those who died of illness or were executed by the Japanese at Victoria Point Mergui, Tavoy and Moulmein in Burma, between June and September 1942. The total number of burials is 3,771, including 1,335 Australians. The other two Allied War Cemeteries are located in Thailand: Chungkai 1,740 burials; Kanchanaburi 6,982 (including 1,362 Australians).

Have you guys all seen this book already ? ... I'll post just in case !!  ::)

War cemeteries in Burma : 1939-1945 : names and particulars of British Forces buried in the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery / wholly researched and printed by Eric Dermott-Powell

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2722791?lookfor=subject-browse:%22Cemeteries%20--%20Burma%20--%20Thanbyuzayat%22&offset=1&max=1
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: GrantLiz on October 02, 2009, 06:00:56 PM
Thank you for the photo and information about the cemetary, very much appreciated!
Liz
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: themonsstar on October 02, 2009, 08:21:18 PM
Here is his PoW Card, RIP Max
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: themonsstar on October 02, 2009, 08:23:55 PM
The back of the card
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: GrantLiz on October 02, 2009, 10:30:09 PM
What a wonderful group of people you all are - the desire to help is commendable to you all. As I have mentioned before thank you from the bottom of my heart fro the information you are sending me - I shed quite a few tears when I saw he POW card.....feelings of sorrow to anger to love.......thank you!
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: tobo on October 02, 2009, 11:02:35 PM
Its all about making sure that the lads aint forgotten, so long as there are people like you who care enough to ask the questions there will be people like us to give the answers :)
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: rafboy on October 04, 2009, 02:09:03 PM
Hi again Liz.
The attached list of Web Sites may be of interest to you.
Cliff
Title: Re: Maxwell Taylor Stanton Corporal 3528123 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment
Post by: GrantLiz on October 05, 2009, 02:35:08 AM
Thanks for the info, again very much appreciated!!!!
Liz