Conclusion

 

Idris James Barwick wrote the Forgotten Army as he recuperated from his captivity at home in England.  He was reunited with his family and helped found FEPOW (Far East Prisoners of War Association) in England.  He moved to the United States in the late 1950s when his wife died.  He remarried and raised a second family in Ohio before dying in 1975 at the age of 68.  He died from Beriberi-related heart disease - a direct result of his captivity.

If he were alive today, he would ask that we:

Remember all the fine young men who died in far off lands
and all the veterans who must live with their memories.

 

 

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