To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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John Howes


1914/08/14 - Born

Son of Frederick and May Ellen (nee Turner) Howes

Education - St George’s Infant School and the Nelson School

Occupation Cooper’s Labourer, Barrel Factory


1938 - Married Irene Agnes Newman (b. 1917/07/08)

1939/06/08 - Son John E. born

Royal Norfolk Regiment

4th Battalion

‘D’ Company


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

Camp M-153

M- 1942/11/05

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1942/10/21 - Transported overland to Thailand ‘WP’ Party

1942/11 - Tarsao, Thailand

Pow No. IV 358

1944/06 - Tha Muang, Thailand

New PoW No. IV 8926

1945/08/30 - Liberated


Post War

John and Irene had two children John and Pat, and had two grandchildren Caroline and Darrell

Worked at Eastern Electric, Great Yarmouth

2005 - Irene died

2014 - Celebrated 100th birthday



Age 102

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston



Thailand - Burma Railway

KEW:- WO 361/2172, WO 345/26, WO 361/1955, WO 361/2196, WO 361/1987, WO 361/2169, WO 361/2060, WO 361/2177,


''Our Thanks are for being a Chapter in Life.''




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