Category Archives: Family History

Letters and Telegrams



My sister Susan has a collection of old family documents.

My Dad was a POW – captured by the Japanese in Java, and sent to the Burma Railway.  For 4 years, his family didn’t know if he was dead or alive.  The family wrote every month.  This letter gives an indication of the impact on the families of POWs.  You can feel the desperation…

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Can you imagine how they felt when they received the telegram from the Minister from the Army?