Barnados boy

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by wtid45, May 6, 2009.

  1. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I have always been intresrted in finding out more about my Dads best mate who he served with out in Burma/India trouble is While I know his s urname he was a Barnados boy so no named immediate family? and he was from what my Dad told me shot while escaping military nick by British army MPs and died as a result so how would he be commemerated I have checked the CWGC but nothing fits for the surname CHADWICK or the time of his death after Aug 45-46 in I think a temporary nick set up in Changi? any ideas?
     
  2. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    first of all do you know what regiment he was serving with - that will enable us to narrow the search down a bit

    Chris
     
  3. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    first of all do you know what regiment he was serving with - that will enable us to narrow the search down a bit

    Chris
    Sorry Chris,I dont but when I can I will post a pic I have of my Dad, Chadwick and 4 of thier mates there might be some clues in the pic.
     
  4. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Blimey, what had he done to deserve getting shot escaping by mp's?

    Bit drastic that one Jason.

    My uncle served in Germany, and must admit it happened immediately after ww2, he spent months hunting deserters down and had to shoot someone who was a threat to life, don't know what happened to the guy he shot. But even at wars end there would have been some enquiry, especially after wars end, so maybe a good place to start would be the records at Christchurch RMP museum is still there I think. They may have some record of escaping prisoners being shot by Brit MP's, I'd be surprised if they didnt, since you have the location and approxomate time.
     
  5. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Shows how out of date I am. They got queenie to open new one at Southwick house 2 years ago apparantly...I never got invited...Why is that...She surely would have wanted me there..Chichester, Rochester its all Wales to me.

    The Museum is open to visitors on weekdays only between 1000 and 1600 hours. Bookings for both the Map Room and Royal Military Police Museum can be made with the Curator on 023 9228 4372.

    Might be worth a try ringing to ask if or where any such enquiry on any killings happened, where the records would be kept?
     
  6. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I dont know what he did other than escape and im not sure if we are talking MP or regimental military police.Ah Chichester, I have been past the RMP barracks there in my youth while on holiday Dad told me to blow raspberrys at the bloke on the gate cant imagine why:lol:
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I remember when I was in Bosnia me and some mates threw shit loads of bananas from the cookhouse into the RMP's complex one night for a laugh.

    The next morning all shit broke lose on the parade from the OC so the next night we hung a sign on their complex fence saying 'Don't feed the Monkey's'

    The OC was double p**sed off the next morning on parade he nearly spat out his false teeth :lol:
     
  8. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Blimey, what had he done to deserve getting shot escaping by mp's?

    Bit drastic that one Jason.

    My uncle served in Germany, and must admit it happened immediately after ww2, he spent months hunting deserters down and had to shoot someone who was a threat to life, don't know what happened to the guy he shot. But even at wars end there would have been some enquiry, especially after wars end, so maybe a good place to start would be the records at Christchurch RMP museum is still there I think. They may have some record of escaping prisoners being shot by Brit MP's, I'd be surprised if they didnt, since you have the location and approxomate time.

    Urqh,
    I have always been interested in allied deserters of WWII, but have not been able to find much info on them other than the odd anecdote that has been floating round. Are there any websites or books that you could reccomend that may be able to enlighten me a little more on the subject?
     

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