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Duck End, Girton

History of Duck End, Girton

1939:

Arthur Rice, b 1892, horsekeeper

Blanche, b 1897

Constance, b 1919, hair dresser receptionist

Francis, b 1924, farm labourer

Their son, John, was a private in the Cambridgeshire Regiment. He was captured during  the Singapore War. He died when the Japanese transport that was taking him to a labour camp in Japan was engaged by a US submarine.

(For more information on the Cambridgeshire Regiment in WWII read ‘Battalion at War – Singapore 1942’ by Michael Moore, Gliddon Books 1988)

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