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    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.



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

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    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

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    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?

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    Was there any WWII shipping from Liverpool to China?

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

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    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.

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    Good post Howie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    Was there any WWII shipping from Liverpool to China?

    Is there a significance to China being specifically mentioned in the story?
    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...community.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Thank you - I learned a lot of interesting history at the link...

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    Nice to see you back Howie!
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    Thanks Spike for that great link , very informative 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

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    Good to see all the various nationalities that were involved, mentioned in last nights "Echo" article!

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    Bumping this up in case anyone is interested in attending. Im going
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    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

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    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.
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