Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Albert George Casey

This week I am featuring articles about my ex-husband’s grandfather Albert George Casey, and his eldest son, who was also called Albert George Casey.

The father and son were captured by the Japanese in World War 2, and imprisoned at Changi.  Both survived the war: Albert George Casey (senior) died in 1965, and his son died in 1995.  The first article is the report that they had gone missing.

 

Father and Son Missing
ROLL OF HONOR (1942, May 19). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved February 28, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206810009
Reported Prisoner of War
VICTORIAN ARMY CASUALTIES (1943, October 15). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 3. Retrieved February 28, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206355032

 

They were then listed in the list of the prisoners at Changi.  Since the full list is quite long, I have only included the heading and the section with the father and son’s names.

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Australian Prisoners of War at Singapore
AUSTRALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT SINGAPORE (1945, September 13). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 2. Retrieved February 28, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article963899

 

I also found two articles for Albert George Casey, junior, in 1940.

Castlemaine Albert George Casey
BAIRNSDALE (1940, February 28). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 14. Retrieved February 28, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204005923
Reformatory for Youths Castlemaine
COUNTRY NEWS. (1940, February 28). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 10. Retrieved February 28, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11273862