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#1 bamboo43

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

Hi All,

Today I thought I had found a brand new Rangoon Jail POW. Not so!

This is the name on the Japanese index card 'Richfase G.'.

Never heard or seen him mentioned before, now I like that. Luckily, they had placed his service number on the scantily filled card.

Enter into GSE, hey presto George Griffiths of the DWR.
Do you think the Japanese clerk had trouble understanding English, which is understandable I guess?

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:45 PM

A sad fact that the chances of finding the prisoners on the CWGC lists are greater than not.

Keep up the good work !
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:08 PM

I'm now sat here saying "Griffiths" in a mock welsh accent.
I can understand how they got name wrong.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

Owen,

Now try it in your best Japanese accent! Much the the same really.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:05 PM

Got another Japanese index card today! This time it will be tricky to narrow it down.:unsure:

Washington H.? No service number, no one by that name from British ranks on the operation. Date of death 01/06/1943, this fits about 12 soldiers details, none whose name remotely resembles the above.

The same style of card, this one is a real mystery. There was a Burma Rifleman with the name Washington, but it really shouldn't be him.
Questions, questions!:confused:

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:26 PM

Thank Heavens for Geoff!!

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for that Geoff, but seriously, thanks for all the times your engine has come to rescue.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

I'm now sat here saying "Griffiths" in a mock welsh accent.
I can understand how they got name wrong.
Good work.

Griffiths in a real;) Welsh accent sounds like............... Griffiths! :P
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

What took you so long???:)
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:11 PM

What took you so long???:)

I read it last night first time around and it never clicked :lol: much easier in the light of day;)
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