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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 19:21 GMT (UK) »
The POW information is in his CWGC entry https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4007501/hutchinson,-surtees/   scroll down to the Concentration tab.  The cemetery details information is worth a look too.

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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 22:11 GMT (UK) »
The POW information is in his CWGC entry https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4007501/hutchinson,-surtees/   scroll down to the Concentration tab.  The cemetery details information is worth a look too.

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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 22:14 GMT (UK) »
That newspaper photo is available online but you will need access to FindMyPast or the British Newspaper Archive.
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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 22:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

If you google Dutch East Indies POW camps WWII you should find some firsthand accounts.   You mention your person of interest is your GGG uncle, and I presume you mean your Great, Great, Great Uncle. I am old enough to have immediate family who were POWs during that same war, and my Uncle is still living.

 There were POW camps set up by the Japanese throughout the Dutch East Indies colonies  at various locations in Java, Borneo, Celebes,  Sumatra, and Timor. 

Here's one website with info about the East Indies POW camps ... You need to be aware that there will be confronting, graphic details in many of the first hand accounts that you may find at various online websites.  https://www.indischekamparchieven.nl/en/general-information/about-de-camps/daily-life-in-the-camps

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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 23:46 GMT (UK) »
Adicol

I’m interested to know where his Christian name ‘Surtees’ comes from?!  Is it from the family name Of ‘Surtees’ of Durham?!

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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bitzar,

Thank you for the reply and the link. I have no idea where his name came from - there doesn't seem to be any more members of his family with the same name, but I have only just begun to trace his lineage so I will let you know what I discover.

He was from Sunderland I believe, he was certainly there in 1939.

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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Adicol

Excuse my ignorance, but Sunderland where?!

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ROBERTS / ROBERT / ROBERTSON (Paternal) - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
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PHILMORE - Wiltshire, England
CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England
ROBERTS (Maternal) - Surrey, England

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Re: Indonesia POW 1942
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 11:21 GMT (UK) »
He died at "Moena off Celebes Island" according to his Probate Calendar entry. That ties in with Raha camp


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