My information is that George Cockburn came to Singapore 1928. He was Secretary, Agency, Publicity and Sales Dept, United Engineers Ltd and in 1941 lived at 10 Leonie Hill. George was a Private in the Singapore Local Defence Corps
[Home Guard]. He was interned by the Japanese in Changi Gaol then Sime Road camp. He returned to Singapore in 1949. In the Changi Register he is recorded as a single man. I think he may have been a widower as post war passenger list records a Sophie Mary Cockburn born c.1928 returning with him and he attended pre-war wedding with a Miss Cockburn [Straits Times archive].
A John Home Cockburn also came out to Singapore in 1928 - about same age as George. Related?
I hope some of this helps.
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