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Howie
09-04-2011, 09:36 AM
WWII Merchant Navy remembrance service in Liverpool

A service of remembrance for the 60,000 Merchant Navy sailors who died during World War II is to be held in Liverpool.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/55071000/jpg/_55071832_dsc_0372.jpg

For the first time representatives of the People's Republic of China will join veterans attending a service at St Nicholas Church.

More (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-14747258) >>

The service will begin at 12 noon today but anyone wishing to attend is advised to be in the church by around 11.30 am

wsteve55
09-04-2011, 03:34 PM
It's good that there will be some representation from China! I wonder whatever happened to the Chinese seamen, who were forcibly "repatriated" after the end of WW2,once we had no further use for them?

az_gila
09-04-2011, 03:54 PM
Was there any WWII shipping from Liverpool to China?

Is there a significance to China being specifically mentioned in the story?

wsteve55
09-04-2011, 04:13 PM
As an aside,I think,but there have been previous posts on the predicament of the chinese/asian crews who were employed in any oriental voyages.

ItsaZappathing
09-04-2011, 05:12 PM
Good post Howie.:handclap:

Spike
09-04-2011, 05:35 PM
Was there any WWII shipping from Liverpool to China?

Is there a significance to China being specifically mentioned in the story?

http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.com/chinese-community.html

Look here

az_gila
09-05-2011, 04:31 AM
http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.com/chinese-community.html

Look here

Thank you - I learned a lot of interesting history at the link...:PDT11

anonymouse
09-05-2011, 08:02 PM
Nice to see you back Howie! :hug:

Ron Ham
09-07-2011, 02:50 PM
Thanks Spike for that great link , very informative :handclap: Having sailed with fellow Chinese ship-mates & also I appreciated the pics of the Fire H.Q in Hatton Gardens where I did part of my training in the Fire Service when I came ashore in '57. Ron

wsteve55
09-08-2011, 12:57 AM
Good to see all the various nationalities that were involved, mentioned in last nights "Echo" article!

Spike
09-08-2011, 07:15 AM
http://www.researchingfepowhistory.org.uk/news/memorial_appeal.html

15th October

Spike
09-21-2011, 12:56 PM
Bumping this up in case anyone is interested in attending. Im going

captain kong
09-26-2011, 05:08 PM
I will be there if I am available, but I could be away on that date. I know a man, Lou, Charles Louis Barron, from Wallasey who was repatriated back to Liverpool, from Changi, Singapore, he was captured when the Gloucester Castle was sunk in 1942 a friend of mine was killed at the time.
Lou now lives in Dunedin New Zealand. I know he will be pleased there will be a memorial

Spike
09-26-2011, 09:40 PM
My wife's great uncle was a Japanese POW. He was due to be executed but got away with it. He came home in a terrible state.

Its about time a memorial was in place. Our Government has hid this as much as the Japanese do. If we remember what happened then they are not forgotten.