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Daft Leslie George

 

 

Born July 1905 Cheltenham England to Alfred George and Clara Jane Daft and married to Ellen Francis George who

Photo Courtesy Joan Daft

 had died C1937 leaving Leslie with the 3 children. When he enlisted in Launceston Tasmania the children were left in the care of relatives. 

Unfortunately he was a prisoner of war on board the Tamahoko Maru which was part of a convoy on its way to Japan 24th June 1944 when one of the ships nearby was torpedoed by the U.S submarine USS Tang.  Close by, the Tamahoko Maru was almost blown apart.  Of the 267 Australians on board only 72 survived.

 

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