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John William (Johnny) King

Able Seaman

HMS Prince of Wales


My Grandfather, John William King (Johnny) was on HMS Prince of Wales when it was sunk. He survived and was taken aboard a Destroyer. Shortly thereafter he was captured by the Japanese and held as a POW. Paddy Scott, a 19 yr old from Glasgow and himself then shot their way out of the POW camp and headed for 'freedom.'
I know for a fact that he was a POW and shot his way out of the camp as there are numerous newspaper articles supporting this. My Grandfather was a very famous sportsman, hence the book and the articles. 


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Verity Verster (Granddaughter).