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Re: About George Cockburn born 1899 in Glassgow
Posted by: Jonathan Moffatt (ID *****0943) Date: October 19, 2012 at 03:05:06
In Reply to: About George Cockburn born 1899 in Glassgow by Karen of 880

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.
best wishes
Malayan Volunteers Group

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