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Sergeant

George Priestman

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Born: Birkdale Southport  1st March 1903

Royal Army Service Corps

29 Combined Motor Transport Depot

 

Japanese POW

Captured Singapore 15th February 1942

On 7 January 1943 he was sent to Chungkai, Thailand and remained there until 7 April 1943.

His Affidavit which was signed on 3rd April 1946, said he was Senior NCO of No 3 Company 2 Working Battalion which consisted of 3 officers and 81 men. The company returned from building bridges in Thailand  on 16th March 1944.

He returned home in 1945 but sadly died on 12 January 1950 as a result of the horrors he endured during his time in captivity.

 

Loved Ones

Ethel wife of George and daughter Ethel.

Grandchildren Jean and Carol who are the children of George’s daughter Ethel.

 

Died

Age 46

1950

 

Notes from Grand daughter Jean:-

He was already 39 when he was captured so I imagine it was very hard for him (and everyone else of that age). He had already been at Dunkirk, so being captured at that age must have been dreadful. I remember seeing a letter that was sent to my grandma shortly after his death, by a fellow prisoner from the Wirral who said that he was always there for his men and suffered badly for it. I believe he had dreadful nightmares right until his death. I was born in 1947 so don't really remember him, but still have the photos.

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