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Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« on: Friday 04 April 14 12:55 BST (UK) »
Andrew Macpherson,officer in charge of a district in British Borneo,fled with his pregnant wife and child,away from the Japanese,a long arduous journey to Long Nawang,Borneo.They were all slaughtered after several months of hiding there,with numerous other nationalities,in Aug/Sept 1942.
There is very little information available about this WW2 atrocity,does anyone know why,it was covered up.
Have found a Malaysian newspaper article dated 2005,but very little else.
Believe a book was written on this some years ago,no idea of title,anyone fill me in,
Thanks Brionne.
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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 April 14 13:59 BST (UK) »
hi brionne .
have you done a google search only several sites come up that should help you I think .
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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 April 14 14:57 BST (UK) »
Trevor,thanks.This gruesome subject had been covered up since the end of ww2,now thanks to various families needing answers quite a lot has come to light,more recently.Have now just found out what I was looking for,after you prompted me to have another go at Google,on a religious site.

Still not found the book title,remember it was given to me when published many years ago.
Paperback with black/white photos.Large informative index at back.
Sure to be out of print now,Thanks again,Brionne.
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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 April 14 17:44 BST (UK) »
Could the book be Masa Jepun : Sarawak under the Japanese, 1941-1945  by Bob Reece? Published in 1998.


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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 April 14 07:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks Spikey,but am a lady of a certain age,book am seeking was first published in the 1970s.
Brionne.  [ unless the one you mention is a reprint]  Thanks.
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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 May 14 09:03 BST (UK) »
Hi, I am Andrew Macpherson's grandaughter and i am doing research about him as i am keen to write his Biography.

Lita

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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 June 14 08:26 BST (UK) »
Hello Lita,pleased to hear from you.

You have a very interesting family history.Do you know much about Andrew Macphersons early life in the Sarawak Service,who was the wife with him on Long Nawang.She does not appear to have a name on the Commonwealth War Graves site,and only one unnamed child is listed as being dead,what happened to the other child,did it escape somehow,or perhaps left behind in England.  Where did they marry.
He is listed several times in shipping records the last I can find is 22nd October 1937 P/O ship Ranpura, London disembarked Singapore,image shows him travelling out on his own.
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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 June 14 16:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Lita,
Thanks for your PM.
Have you got a date for Andrew Macphersons first marriage in Sarawak or Borneo,what year,do you think they actually married.Is there a record somewhere in your family.
Post information on here as someone else may be able to help you.
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Re: Long Nawang Borneo 1942
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 04 June 14 02:37 BST (UK) »
I have the birth ceritficate of my dad. Thats the only record I have at the moment. I am in Kuala Lumpur and all the records about Andrew Macpherson is in the Archive back in Borneo. I am not sure if i can find their marriage certificate but let me try and dig it out via a friend's help in Borneo.