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Peter Lawrence

HMS Prince of Wales


I am trying to find out more information about my father's time as a crew member on HMS Prince of Wales. He was I think 16 at the time the ship sank, and was captured by the Japanese, spending the rest of the war in a prisoner of war camp in Palembang, Sumatra. I know very little about his experiences. Dad never spoke about them, even to my mother.

He was killed in an air crash in 1981 when I was 13. I would be extremely interested to hear from anyone who knew Pete, or any other survivors who were then captured by the Japanese, as I can find no mention of this anywhere. 

Please contact myself or Andy (webmaster) with any information.


Jo Lawrence

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

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Jo Lawrence