Author Topic: William fowlie simpson carr POW Burma mystery  (Read 349 times)

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Re: William fowlie simpson carr POW Burma mystery
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 25 September 21 18:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information on Williams burial , internment

Does this mean his body was recovered and then cremated , then ashes buried at the second cemetery?

Also thanks for sharing another pow , family story , amazing to learn others peoples storyís
Thanks itís really interesting but awful sad at the same
Time

Note to everyone - if you look in photo restore section of roots chat , you will
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Re: William fowlie simpson carr POW Burma mystery
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 25 September 21 23:27 BST (UK) »
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Does this mean his body was recovered and then cremated , then ashes buried at the second cemetery?

It's confusing. The British transcription of the Japanese record says that he was cremated; the CWGC record indicates that his remains were recovered from Tambaya Cemetery 9 and reinterred at Thanbyuzayat in 1946.

Have you got the information that he attested for the Royal Artillery as a Territorial in 1933 and was transferred to the Gordon Highlanders in January 1937?
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Re: William fowlie simpson carr POW Burma mystery
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 26 September 21 08:36 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that - I agree I donít understand what happened ,

No I donít have any details of when he started

Is there any more dates etc available

Ryan


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Re: William fowlie simpson carr POW Burma mystery
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 26 September 21 08:51 BST (UK) »
You can apply for a copy of his army personnel file. There's a fee of £30 and currently a long wait: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records
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