Web pages are stopped till I feel better.
Completed a page for John William Brigham, known as Jack with the help of Jenny (Jack’s granddaughter).
KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 345/7, WO 361/1954, WO 361/1979, WO 361/2196, WO 392/23, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2191
DRIVER J. W. BRIGHAM 2077806
251st FIELD PARK COMPANY ROYAL ENGINEERS.
BRIGHAM JOHN WILLIAM (Jack) Former F.E.P.O.W Sadly passed away on January 2nd, 2017, at home, aged 95 years. Dear dad of Pam and Richard, dear father-in-law of Barbara, loving grandad of Lisa, Vicki, Jennifer and Michael. Also his seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service to be held at St Faith’s Crematorium on February 3rd, at 11.45 a.m. Followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Margaret’s Church, Lyng, at 2 p.m. Flowers or donations, if desired, for Papworth Hospital Charity, may be sent to Hendry and Sons Funeral Directors, Foulsham NR20 5RG.
Started a page in the Roll of honour.
Asked Jenny to help with Camps in Thailand.
Added a page for Alfonso Antonio Garizio into the Roll of Honour in the Site memorial section. This was a bit akward as some files were under Alfred Garizio.
Sally asked for a photo of the grave of Henry Charles MacNamara who is buried in Stanley War Cemetery, Hong Kong. I didn’t have one hopefully Tony Banham does.
Put a page in the ‘Site Memorial’ section of the Roll of Honour with a plan of cemetery showing position of grave:-
My name is Natalie Walters, and I tutor middle school and high school students. I am helping a student with a project on substance abuse among veterans, and a PTSD awareness project.
During the research, I came across your website fepow.family, and I noticed that on your resource page you list some helpful websites for veterans and their families.
My student Emma also found these pages and thought it would be a nice addition to your page:
Quit Smoking Community’s guide to tobacco addiction amongst veterans: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/how-to-quit-smoking/veterans-and-tobacco-addiction/
a helpful resource for veterans struggling with substance abuse issues on Addiction Resource: https://addictionresource.com/addiction/veterans-and-substance-abuse/.
If you do decide to add these to your page, please let me know! I would be excited to show Emma that we were able to give something back!
Carpets fitted in Son’s flat yesterday and while talking to Paul, carpet fitter, found out his grandfather George Harry Swoish was a Japanese PoW.
Promised to put information into the Roll of Honour for him:-
Added page in the Roll of Honour for William Dunlop Hunter:-
It was a bit difficult as there are many WD Hunters listed in KEW records, inluding a William Dunbar Hunter and another Gordon Highlander.
KEW:- WO 361/1947, WO 345/27, WO 361/2060
Responded to an email from Martin and found Joseph was a Leading Writer and not a Leading Wireman.
Also in Fukuoka 26B he is listed as Stansworth, this was altered and photo added with date of death.
Complete page now entered:-
Finished converting to database and writing web pages:-
Special thanks to ‘Prisoner Doctor’ by Richard Philips
This is a chilling account of those who died in the Maros Maru.