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    1. Re: [AUSTRALIAN-POWS] Sandakan Information
    2. Clare Stapleton
    3. Thanks for the help from several people. Of course I should have realized that Dr Silver would be the one to ask about Sandakan.  I have just sent her a message. Clare Stapleton Madison, Wisconsin: Morris, New York: Sydney, Australia Researching FRAZER, MORGAN, WILSON, CLEGG, MEREDITH, PRIOR, COLLS, VAUGHN, MYERS, SOLOMON, ABBOTT, HOGAN, WOODS --- On Mon, 11/16/09, australian-pows-request@rootsweb.com <australian-pows-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: From: australian-pows-request@rootsweb.com <australian-pows-request@rootsweb.com> Subject: AUSTRALIAN-POWS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 6 To: australian-pows@rootsweb.com Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 2:00 AM Today's Topics:    1. Re: Sandakan POWs (Martin Scott) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 04:27:08 -0800 (PST) From: Martin Scott <budgroover2000@yahoo.com.au> Subject: Re: [AUSTRALIAN-POWS] Sandakan POWs To: australian-pows@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <347767.82801.qm@web51808.mail.re2.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Clare The dates of death for Sandakan POWs were compiled from a range of sources including Japanese records. Lynette Ramsay Silver has written the definitive book on the subject (Sandakan: a Conspiracy of Silence) and has identified some areas of concern re: the date of death for a number of POWs - for example, death dates attributed to Ranau in August are false. You'd be best off contacting Lynette via http://www.lynettesilver.com . The book, if you haven't already got it, has a complete nominal roll listing all known info regarding the fate of each POW and has details re: the reliability of death dates from certain camps (see the notes at Appendix 3). ? Martin Scott

    12/11/2009 01:17:21
    1. Re: [AUSTRALIAN-POWS] Sandakan Information
    2. ROSALYN SMAILL
    3. Hi everyone, How does one find info on 2nd World War POWs and the Camps they were held in? These are the ones in my family that I know of to date: POW Register: George Frederick BACKHAUS, 2/21 Batt, Ambon, died in captivity Patrick Francis BRYAN, VX36490 4th Anti-Tank unit, Thailand, died in captivity Frank CAREY, VX31129, 2/10 Field Company RAE, survived Albert L CROSHER, 2/21 Batt, Ambon, executed by Japanese Alan Munro FRASER, 2/15 Batt, North Africa, survived William Erle FORBES, 2/15 Batt, North Africa, survived Cyril Smale HUTCHINS, 2/19 Batt, Thailand, survived Francis John MARSDEN, 4 Aust Anti-Tank Regt, Malaya, survived Edward Thomas WINNELL, 2/21 Batt, Ambon, survived Charles Bernard WOOD, HQ Guard Batt, North Africa, Middle East, survived, died 1947 I would love to know more about their service, where they were held. etc. Rosalyn Today's Topics: 1. Re: Sandakan POWs (Martin Scott) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 04:27:08 -0800 (PST) From: Martin Scott <budgroover2000@yahoo.com.au> Subject: Re: [AUSTRALIAN-POWS] Sandakan POWs To: australian-pows@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <347767.82801.qm@web51808.mail.re2.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Clare The dates of death for Sandakan POWs were compiled from a range of sources including Japanese records. Lynette Ramsay Silver has written the definitive book on the subject (Sandakan: a Conspiracy of Silence) and has identified some areas of concern re: the date of death for a number of POWs - for example, death dates attributed to Ranau in August are false. You'd be best off contacting Lynette via http://www.lynettesilver.com . The book, if you haven't already got it, has a complete nominal roll listing all known info regarding the fate of each POW and has details re: the reliability of death dates from certain camps (see the notes at Appendix 3). ? Martin Scott ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to AUSTRALIAN-POWS-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    12/12/2009 10:08:55
    1. Re: [AUSTRALIAN-POWS] Sandakan Information
    2. Barbara OConnor
    3. National Libray's Digitised Newspapers - The (Melbourne) Argus, Wednesday 19 September, 1945 - DEATHS On Active Service BACKHAUS. -VX48328 George F., died of illness whilst P.O.W., Ambon, February 12, 1945, dearly beloved husband of Myee (nee Boyd), of Roosevelt, Kurraba Point, Sydney. http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/972111 And I forgot to mention WW2 Nominal Roll www.ww2roll.gov.au Cheers Barbara

    12/12/2009 02:07:50