Arthur James Seager
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Captured when Singapore fell and remained in POW camps until the end of the war working on the Thailand-Burma Railway.
Suffering cruelty and depravation.
He arrived home suffering from malaria and beri-beri as did thousands of others.
(Wife of a FEPOEW)
One will never know the price they paid
Suffering themselves, a sacrifice they made,
When all was lost, didn't give in
Often lost hope and couldn't win,
They gave of themselves, desperate to survive
A frantic effort to keep their mates alive,
What finer glory could they achieve?
Their courage against adversity we must honour and believe,
What faith in those, for those that despaired
The gentle strength of those who cared,
Love has no equal one man for another
They are entwined brother for brother.