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Jackson family

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My uncle Tom and dad Joseph Jackson
Photo: Thomas Jackson
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Item #: 14735
This newspaper clipping was given to me by my auntie Clara when I was starting my family tree.

Comment by: Fert on 9th May 2010 at 00:08

How sad Thomas, so terribly sad. Such cruelty.
Bless them both and all the others, also not forgetting the
civilians.
So much for Bushido eh?

Comment by: FredG on 9th May 2010 at 09:55

For anyone out there who isn't aware of the word "bushido" here's a definition "a uniquely Japanese code of conduct adhered to by samurai since time immemorial, and loosely analogous to Western concepts of chivalry. This code is said to have emphasized virtues such as loyalty, honor, obedience, duty, filial piety, and self-sacrifice."

Comment by: FredG on 9th May 2010 at 10:14

I had to look up the word "bushido", apparently it means chivalry. The full explanation was given as "a uniquely Japanese code of conduct adhered to by samurai since time immemorial, and loosely analogous to Western concepts of chivalry. This code is said to have emphasized virtues such as loyalty, honour, obedience, duty, filial piety, and self-sacrifice."

Comment by: Beejay on 9th May 2010 at 12:48

Let's pay tribute to all our brave ones who served this country in those terrible conditions. Another local who lived in Lower Ince, Jim Rawson, I believe also worked on the Burma railway, survived the war but later died relatively young.

Comment by: Thomas Jackson on 9th May 2010 at 14:32

Thanks for the comments Fert and Beejay, and yes it was a very sad time.My uncle Tom died in the camp about a kilometer from the end of the Burma Railway and is buried out there in the far east.My dad survived, married my mam, and never really chatted much about his experience, thats unless i asked him.I never really knew he had a brother Tom until i started our family tree and was told by my auntie that my dads best friend was really his brother who had died in the camp.

Comment by: Wigwann on 9th May 2010 at 18:16

Thanks for putting this on and keeping the memory alive. Most of that eneration never spoke about the war and their part in it but I know it featured alot in my Dad's dreams right up to the end of his life. Bless 'em all.

Comment by: Eric J on 10th May 2010 at 13:14

Thank the Lord for Enola Gay.

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