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... from Norman Cliff's scrapbooks,
about the people who lived there:


The groups ...

Quoted from How the Girl Guides Won the War:

“The Japanese felt that they should show the world that they cared well for their prisoners. They ordered all Brownies, Cubs, Guides, and Scouts to put on their Scout uniforms, and had them photographed in their packs and companies. The only clue to their whereabouts in Weihsien are the electric insulators between the wires, and a guardpost number painted on a wall behind them. Although some of the Brownies tried to hide their feet from the photographer, by 1944 none of them were wearing shoes.”



Photo 1. Large group.
Leaders -
Standing.
Extreme Left
- E. Huebener.
Extreme Right - A.Palmers
Seated -
J. Marshall, R.V. Bazire, S.Houghton, E. Hanquet, J.W. Cockburn, W. O'Hara, A.L. Bridge.



Photo 2. Leaders -
Standing:
M. Chalkley, A.Palmers, ?, R.V.Bazire, J.Marshall, S. Houghton, W.O'Hara, A.L. Bridge, N. Cliff, E.Hanquet, E.Huebener, I. Harris.
Sitting:
O.Rouse, C.Paul, B.Rudd, J.W. Cockburn, I.E.Phare, C.Mann, E. Davey, H.R.Neve, I.Harris.

THE SALVATION ARMY BAND included many non-Salvationists.
Every Sunday afternoon it played the well known hymns of the Christian Church at certain points of the camp.

Photo 3. Salvation Army Band -
Back Row.
S. Shaw, D. Littler, F. Buist, D. Stadler, J. McChesney Clark, P. Bazire, M. Ditmanson, J. Dempster, L Evenden.
Front Row.
O.Welbourn, N.Cliff, E.Huebener, L. Stranks (Bandmaster), H. Collishaw, C. Sowton, I. Sowton.

When the end of the war was approaching the bandsmen practised a "Victory March", a medley of the various Allied national anthems. For obvious reasons the air to the tune was omitted. When the American parachutists arrived, the band was at the front gate to welcome the liberators with this Victory March and other suitable pieces.

A group of young men:
Marcy Ditmanson, Eugene Huebener, Bill Bonner, Norman Cliff, Raymond Costerus and Robin Hoyte

One of the success stories of the internement period was the formation of groups of Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs.

Front Row:
John HOYTE, David WARREN, -?-,

Middle Row:
Hakon TORJESEN, James TAYLOR, George BELL, Stanley THOMPSON, Douglas SADLER, Stephen HOUGHTON, Peter BAZIRE.

Back Row:
Theo WELCH, -?-, Paul THOMPSON, Alec LUXON, Stan THOMPSON, Torje TORJESEN, Brian KERRY.

One of the success stories of the internement period was the formation of groups of Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs.

Front Row:
Kathleen STRANGE, Ann CHALKLEY, Jean BRUCE, Barbara HARLEY, -?-, -?-, Felicity HOUGHTON, Audrey BEVAN.

Middle Row:
Doris TRICKEY, Mary HOYTE, Joan YOUNG Carrie MANN, Inez PHARE, Grace SEAMAN, Marian BEVAN, Maida HARRIS.

Back Row:
Joy MAXWELL, Joyce KERRY, Dorothy ANDREWS, -?-, Estelle CLIFF, -?-, Berryl WELCH, Catherine FRASER, -?-, Allison WARREN.

One of the success stories of the internement period was the formation of groups of Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs.

Front Row:
Ruth BELL, Marjory WINDSOR, Sylvia WELCH, Betty CHALKLEY, Muriel TRICKEY

Middle Row:
Maggie LEARNER, Joy KING, Carrie MANN, Inez PHARE, Margaret VINDEN, Mary CHALKLEY,

Back Row:
Agnes BELL, Kari TORJESEN, Irene KING, Lelia CLIFF, Rhona QUELCH, Grac LIVERSIDGE, Doris SEAMAN.

Cubs & Brownies

Back Row:
-?-, -?-, -?-, -?-, -?-, -?-, Joan THOMPSON, Josephine HOUGHTON, -?-,

Middle row (from left to right):
Elizabeth HOYTE, Jennifer BEVEN, Norman CLIFF, Evelyn DAVEY (Huebener), Isabel HARRIS, Elizabeth MARTIN, -?-,

Front row:
Philip PAULSON, Paul GRANT, Val NICHOLLS, David MICHELL, Ray MOORE, James TAYLOR, Robert CLOW, John BIRCH.

Guides & Scouts

Front Row: (from left to right)
Margaret MUFFAT, Mary BALL, Evelyn DAVEY, -?-, Helen SMITH, Helen NEVE, Inez PHARE, Carrie MANN, Galina WILSON, -?-, Irene ROUSE, Mary SCOTT, Dorothy DISNEY, Gladys SHRICKLAND, Constance PAUL.

Middle Row:
Marjory WINDSOR, Muriel TRICKEY, Ruth BELL, Irene KING, Joyce KING, Sylvia WELCH, Kari TORJESEN, Margaret VINDEN, Maggie LEARNER, Leila CLIFF, Mary CHALKLEY, Grace LIVERSIDGE, Betty CHALKLEY, Rhona QUELCH, Agnes BELL, Doris SEAMAN.

Back Row:
Robin HOYTE, Dick VINDEN, John MARSHALL, Norman CLIFF, Raymond COSTERUS.

Scouts

Standing: (from left to right)
Eddy Cooke // David ???//Richard Jones//George Wats (Porky)//John de Zutter//Gui Chan//Mickey Marques//Johnny Beaten-Georgiles.

Sitting:
Peter Turner//Alby de Zutter//Father Palmer//Cockburn//Father E. Hanquet//Sotolongo??//???.

Front row:
Jacky Campbell//Michael Turner//???//Eddy Chan//Vova Bonner.

Rover Scouts © Norman Cliff

Back row:
Robin Hoyte, Lawson Barnes, Norman Cliff, John Marchall, Jimmy Bruce.

Front Row:
Raymond Costerus, John Andrews, Dick Vinden

One of the success stories of the internement period was the formation of groups of Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs.

Back Row:
Mary SCOTT - ? - ? - ? - Irene ROUSE - ? - ? - ?

Front Row:
-?- , Constance PAUL - Helen NEVE - Inez PHARE - Carrie MANN - Galina WILSON - Evelyn DAVEY

From Norman Cliff's scrapbooks: ... photo taken in Weihsien, but who is who ? ...