Bert Warne to get freedom of the city of Southampton

Bert Warne, now 102, was taken prisoner of war in 1942 and was forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway.

He is being given freedom of the city, the highest honour the city council can give, because of his “commitment to ensuring that those who served in the Far East theatre of war are remembered”.

You can read more about how he received the honour in a special ceremony on 24th January 2022 through the Southampton City Council website here.

Bert and his experiences also featured in our post about sharing research which you can read here.

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