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Rosanna Goddard

Female 1850 - 1921  (71 years)


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LESLIE ARNOLD GODDARD 1910 - 1957 PHOTO TAKEN OF LESLIE AND OTHER SOLDIERS - taken outside The Alexandra British Military Hospital, Singapore prior to the capture of Singapore by the Japanese. He was actually a patient in the hospital when the Japanese arrived on 14 February 1942. Leslie was the nephew of Rosanne Goddard and John Peters.

Leslie Arnold Goddard (1910 Ė 1957)

Jenís dad Leslie served during the second world war as a Gunner 1605294 in 3rd H Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. He enlisted at Oswestry on 12th September 1940. Whilst serving in Singapore he was a patient in the local hospital and was captured as a prisoner of war by the Japanese after the capture of Singapore in 1942. He was first taken to Changi POW camp from February to June 1942 where prisoners were assembled before being moved on to other camps to work on the Burma - Thailand Railway. He was then moved to Ban Pong POW camp, Thailand from June to November 1942, followed by a period at Chun Kai POW camp Thailand from November 1942 to May 1944. He then went to Nakhon Pathom POW camp until January 1945 when he finally returned to Chun Kai before release, following the Japanese surrender in the summer of 1945.

Notes kindly contributed by Rob Fudge (Jenís husband) 27 Jan 2009

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Linked toRosanna Goddard; John Peters

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