John William Brigham

Sad News



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.

PTSD Awareness Project

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, 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:


a helpful resource for veterans struggling with substance abuse issues on Addiction Resource:

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!

Best Wishes,

Natalie Walters

George Harry Swoish

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:-

Paul Wildner
Convoy William Sail 12X
Royal Norfolks in the Far East
Thailand-Burma Railway
KEW:- WO 361/2171, WO 361/2172, WO 345/50, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/2166