31 Oct 1942, Barbara Anslow's diary

Submitted by Barbara Anslow on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 11:57

Mabel still has to stay in ((hospital)) quite a time. She is to get about 2 or 3 Yen from VADs.

Mr Thomas Nicolas died this morning ((Ship's Officer)).

Mrs Mitchell had a baby daughter this afternoon - Rosemary. ((The first true Stanley baby, her parents were married at the very start of the camp. Rosemary came to see me in 2010 - we had a wonderful chat. Her father Alec Mitchell was Prison Staff pre-war; after the war the family had a flat in the Married Quarters in Stanley!))

I typed story all afternoon ((on backs of old Hospital returns)).

((NB. After the war was over, we learned that Sid and Arthur indeed had been on the 'Lisbon Maru' when it was torpedoed and sunk.   Both were rescued and ended up as pows in Japan and survived the war.  Topper was not on the L. Maru, but was taken on a later ship to Japan, where he died.))

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