Brothers Eric Roy Carey & Robert Edward Carey, R.A. (Died while POWs in Japanese hands) Can anyone who has researched POWs of the Japanese assist with information on the following two questions please? This is for a WW2 'Roll of Honour'. 1. Has anyone come across the reason why Gunner Eric Roy Carey, R.A., M.i.D recived the "mention in dispatches", please? According to a newspaper article (January 1947) Gunner Eric R. Carey was mentioned in dispatches "... for gallant and distinguished service whilst a prisoner of war in Japanese hands." By deduction, the official citation looks to have been published some time in December 1946. These are the details for Gunner Carey given by the CWGC: Eric Roy Carey Casualty Details Name: CAREY, ERIC ROY Initials: E R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 80 Anti-Tank Regt. Age: 27 Date of Death: 16/07/1943 Service No: 5341989 Awards: Mentioned in Despatches Additional information: Son of Robert Gordon Carey and Hannah Sophia Carey; Husband of Gwendoline Violet Carey, of Upper Norwood, Surrey. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 15. Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Eric Carey had married Miss Gwendoline Chandler in Surrey (Dec 1940 Qtr). His mother, Mrs Hannah Carey was living in Whitehaven, Cumberland in January 1947. ============================== 2. Does anyone have any details about the death of Lance Bombadier Robert Edward Carey, R.A please? Robert Edward Carey, R.A. was the brother of Eric Roy Carey, R.A. The two brothers were serving with 80 Anti-Tank Regt. Both of them also died while they POWs in Japanese hands. There is a slight discrepancy in the CWGC records with their father's middle name. This may at least partly explain why the Commission has not picked up that Eric and Robert were brothers. Below are the details given by the CWGC for Lance Bombadier Robert Edward Carey, R.A Robert Edward Carey Casualty Details Name: CAREY, ROBERT EDWARD Initials: R E Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Bombardier Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 80 Anti-Tank Regt. Age: 32 Date of Death: 26/01/1945 Service No: 995769 Additional information: Son of Robert Edward Carey, and of Hannah Sophia Carey, of Whitehaven, Cumberland. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 19. Cemetery: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China (Hong Kong) Thanks very much in advance for any assistance / advice given.