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 Post subject: P O W Ernest Manley
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:16 pm 
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recently I bought a Prisoner of war card sent from Ernest Manley at changi.
so far I have found that ;
it is a type 1 card, this agrees with the date he wrote on it.
Manley was a Warrant Officer 1st Class and Bandmaster.
He served with the 2nd Battalion the East Surrey Regiment.
He died in Jan 1945 at the Yokahama PoW camp.

does any one know anything more about him ? how did he come to be in Yokahama from Changi ?
what was a Bandmaster doing in Singapore in February 1942 ?


does anyone know anymore about this sad story ?


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 Post subject: Re: P O W Ernest Manley
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:35 am 
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Susan,

In wartime, military bands became stretcher bearers and fulfil other vital medical auxilliary roles. A bandmaster would be administering his teams.


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 Post subject: Re: P O W Ernest Manley
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:52 pm 
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Len many thanks for that,
its rough that he ended in Yokahama cemetry, and some of his comrades died when the ship was torpedoed on the way there from Singapore


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