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Mary MONRO [1963- ]

Submitted by Smartyhands on Sat, 12/11/2021 - 19:44

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Mary Monro is author of Stranger In My Heart (Unbound, 2018), which gives the eye witness account of her father, John Monro MC RA, who fought at the Battle of Hong Kong, was interned by the Japanese at Sham Shui Po and escaped 1200 miles across China to reach Chongqing. There he was made Assistant Military Attaché and spent the next 18 months supporting and trying to liberate the POWs he'd left behind. Mary retraced her fafther's escape route across China and the book also includes her journey of discovery.

John Pearce

Submitted by DavidH on Thu, 03/23/2017 - 01:27

The following obituary appeared in The Daily Telegraph yesterday 21 March 2017.  I thought it may be of general interest particularly to those who knew him or knew of him.

John Pearce, racehorse owner and wartime escapee – obituary