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George Henry Roger Flynn 1898 - 1974

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George Henry Roger Flynn 1898 - 1974

Postby katebenn » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:40 pm

I'm trying to find details of where in the Far East Army Major George Henry Roger Flynn was held as a POW by the Japanese.
George was b30 Sep 1898 in Gillingham, Kent died 1974 in Chesham Bois
He married Emma Hibbard in 1930 in Malta
I understand that he was captured on 15 Feb 1942 but don't know anything further
His wife & daughter left Singapore for Tasmania on one of the last ships
Can anyone fill in more details please?
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Re: George Henry Roger Flynn 1898 - 1974

Postby Sylcec » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:25 am

The notorious POW camp in Singapore was Changi, Major Flynn could also have ended up being sent to the Thai Burma Railway and I think New Guinea is also a possibility.
You could try contacting the owner of this site "Prisoners of War of the Japanese 1942-1945", Lt Col Peter Winstanley: http://www.pows-of-japan.net/about.htm
You may also find one or more of the digitised reports available on the National Archives of Australia Website of interest: A816 37/301/315 Reports of POW Camps in the Far East, search for it here: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
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