John Ferguson MCGOWAN (aka Jack) [1899-1948]
I have only just got information about my great uncle Jack Mcgowan and his wife (I have no information on her, she may have been Chinese or a prior English wife) were in the siege of the Repulse Bay hotel and after lived in the sewer drain for the duration of the Japanese occupation. I was about 8 or 9 when he returned to the UK and I can only remember meeting this living skeleton off the train in London, but no wife.
A Mr Mcpherson who was the superintendant of the then new Auckland harbour bridge knew him and survived with him in the drain.
I don't know whether others will be interested in this information?
Thank you for your interest, regards Peter