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Gerald Fitzgerald

Padre

HMS Prince of Wales

 


I had a cousin who served as padre on the HMS Prince of Wales, his name was Rev. Gerald Fitzgerald.
There is not much we know expect that he was imprisoned for three years in a Japanese Camp at Macassar for the remainder of the war after the sinking of the Prince of Wales. He used to play the piano for the camp Commandant in exchange for food for the prisoners, he also treated the sick and dying as well as burying them. Rev. Fitzgerald died in the 90's.
He did not speak much about his experiences

Patrick Porter and Jan Wesson

 

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Patrick Porter (cousin) and Jan Wesson (great-grand niece).