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Majors James Robb and Florence Emily Edwards
Dedicated to the memory of her grandparents who served with the Salvation Army, Carol Horne has put together a short history of their busy lives. 1937 finds them arriving at the Toungoo Training Garrison, then onto Maymyo to work in The Salvation Army Soldiers’ Home and Hostel. This section also contains names and photos of family, friends and neighbours and some of the soldiers they cared for. Their daughter Edith kept an autograph book, it is transcribed here showing names, dates and aspirations of friends and acquaintances.
Photo Album (separated to keep down the file sizes)
Includes photos of the staff at the Training Garrison, Toungoo and soldiers at The Soldiers' Home and Hostel and a wedding group in Maymyo. There are also four photos of nurses, friends of Edith, their daughter, also a nurse, and a hand-written reference for her from Miss Young, Matron of the Maymyo Civil Hospital - also see the staff photo taken in early 1940.
In 1942 Florence and the children were told to evacuate, during the trek she kept a diary of events, a transcription can be found on the Trek out of Burma page. Included here are copies of their Evacuee passes and the Information and Instructions for Evacuation.
Carol has provided a reconstruction of the trek of her grandfather James, based on real-life events and his appearance on ABL evacuee list. This is also on the Trek page.