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Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Becca, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Becca

    Becca New Member

    Not sure if this is the right thread. I'm trying to find photos of two members of my family Horace John Markin and Sydney Osborne Markin. Horace b.17th April 1914 was a Driver in the Royal Army Service Corps (number. T/177084), he was captured as a POW, died in July 1943 in Malaya and buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma. Sydney b. 6th Feb 1917 was a Gunner in the 122 Field Regiment Royal Artillary (number. 952299), he was also captured as a POW and died aboard the Hufuku Maru ship on 21st September 1944.

    Any help finding photos of these two would be much appreciated.

    Kind Regards
    Becca
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Have you applied for their service records ? - when I applied for my fathers they were returned with a small photo (passport sized) of him

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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    For record:

    Casualty
    Driver MARKIN, HORACE JOHN
    Service Number T/177084
    Died 31/07/1943
    Aged 29
    18 Div. Transport Coy., Royal Army Service Corps
    Son of Horace and Ethel Florence Markin, of Wimbledon Park, Surrey; husband of Mary Markin, of Stockwell, London.
    INSCRIPTION: EVER IN THE THOUGHTS OF ALL THE FAMILY
    Buried at THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Myanmar
    Cemetery/memorial reference: B3. B. 3.


    Casualty
    Gunner MARKIN, SYDNEY OSBORNE
    Service Number 952299
    Died 21/09/1944
    Aged 27
    122 Field Regt., Royal Artillery
    Son of Harry Markin, and stepson of Kate Markin, of Romford, Essex.
    Commemorated at SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
    Location: Singapore
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Column 24.
     
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  4. papiermache

    papiermache WO 356 Mechanic

    Good luck. The Hofuku Maru also known as the Toyofuku Maru in some more formal and Japanese records, often referred to by the unwilling passengers as the "Fuku Maru". On the Cofepow website an account by a passenger who survived refers to the "Fakai Maru."

    When news eventually reached home that individuals had been captured by the Japanese ( a very long time after the event in most cases ) local newspapers in the United Kingdom sometimes printed a photograph attached to a news item that parents, wives, or other next-of-kin had heard that their loved one, "previously reported missing", had just been confirmed as being a prisoner of war.

    For further information concerning the ship's last voyage see this thread:
    Hofuku Maru
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Once you have his records it might tell you which battery he was in and then you can start to search other sites for photos such as this one for D Battery - 122 Field Regiment Royal Artillery | COFEPOW

    Records first

    TD
     
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