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I have been scanning some old papers from my Aunts cottage to add to the family tree I am researching and found this card.

It reads:

Dear Marjorie

Have received your letter dated December 43 hope war is over by the time you receive this card hoping to see you soon.


3854793 Sgt Reynolds
POW Camp Borneo

He never returned home and she never married.

A quick (30 second) search on the internet and I find this
1st Dec 2006, 23:18   | tags:,,

Rich says:

Wow, that's amazing. Quite chilling, really.

1st Dec 2006, 23:20

paintist says:

so very sad...

1st Dec 2006, 23:25

Joe says:

woah, thats really quite sad, but an excellent piece of history...I must dig out the research my brother did for our family tree

1st Dec 2006, 23:26

hildegard says:

Poignant. Interesting link too...

1st Dec 2006, 23:39

540air says:

Makes you realise how lucky most of us have been, not having to go through times like that.

1st Dec 2006, 23:51

Twiglet says:

Poor Marjorie, poor George...I don't believe in much after death but it would be nice to think their spirits have met up again after all these years.

2nd Dec 2006, 08:44

Very grim place to have been imprisoned. If he had been stationed in Europe he might have made it through.

2nd Dec 2006, 10:27

Spiderbaby says:

So sad :(

2nd Dec 2006, 11:09

paintist says:

How is it that the cards were printed with the camp they were at? butlins or civilised and yet so chilling..did the red cross have them printed, how many did they print? questions questions...fascinating stuff SFG

4th Dec 2006, 22:26

P, they were printed by the camp I think. The front is printed in Japanese..

Two secs and I'll post it here

4th Dec 2006, 22:29

goode says:

fantastic story and so sad! wow

4th Dec 2006, 22:33

Something I learnt the other day, the message on the back had to be on lines, in capitals with correct spacing so that secret messages couldn't be sent out of the camp..

4th Dec 2006, 22:37

paintist says:

so many emotions tied up in that one crumbling piece of card......

4th Dec 2006, 22:42

Dhamaka says:

that's so sad

4th Dec 2006, 23:23

swamprose says:

sfg, I want to thank you for that site. I found information about family members which we had not known. As well, it has been passed on to others here who have found it very useful. :)

8th Dec 2006, 12:26

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