Added photo and information sent to me by Tess Deveney, Richard’s granddaughter, to the Java Index database ‘C’ section and then updated web pages which run from that database.
Page added to Role of Honour, ‘Site Memorial’ section for Miranda Pointer, as a request for the name of the ship William sailed home in:-
Michael Sutherland, Gordon Highlanders, updated entry in database to accidental death:-
Added photo Schertz-Joseph-William-1.jpg, and updated name in Java Index, also death date and PoW No.s. from FindMyPast search:-
Started my blog as a record of my activities in FEPOW research.
Added some previous work, but not all as it took a long time to set up.
Having put together a page on Jack Prior, for Nick Francis, I read parts of ‘Prisoner Doctor’ by Richard Philips who was a Medical Officer on Java, also Haruku Island and Ambon Island as the book was in my FEPOW Book Library. Many things then slipped into place regarding entries I have put into the Java Index concerning the Maros Maru. The frightening figures of 372 deaths on board made me look back in my databases and found a roll of the names I made in 2011. I made notes at the time that the ship was carrying PoWs back from Ambon to Java. The figures suggest that the ship was sunk, then on reading Philip’s book I realised that the ship was at sea for 60 days and the PoWs died from disease. I have decided to compile a complete list of those 372 who died into the Hell Ships section of the Roll of Honour. It is, in a round about way, connected with the Java Index as they all were originally transported from Java and the names will be added to the Java Index when I have completed the roll. Most of those who died were Royal Air Force personnel except the Netherland PoWs. I will include an article on the transportation from Java to Haruku Island then Ambon Island and then the voyage back to Java in the Maros Maru. I will let you know when it is within the Roll of Honour pages.
Photo added to Joseph’s page in the Roll of Honour. If you do not see it please ‘Refresh’ the page in your browser.
Put a page within the Roll of Honour for William in the ‘Site Memorial’ section:- http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/d/html/davie-william-henry.htm
Have corrected his unit and added photo.
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Have added a page within the Roll of Honour in the ‘Site Memorial’ section, the information pages are listed near the bottom of the page. Could you please make sure this is your grandfather as I have used your photo:- http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/p/html/prior-john-george-clifton.htm