Sketch by Jack Chalker

Alistair Urquhart

Alistair Urquhart


65 years after being taken prisoner by the Japanese in WWII, a veteran is remembered. A living nightmare with unbelievable mental and physical torment caused many Far East PoW to die in their three and a half years in captivity. This is a tribute to one who survived to tell his story.

    Survival Survival - War Memoirs of Alistair Urquhart

    Outstanding Bravery Award Outstanding Bravery Award

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    The luckiest man in World War ll (full length documentary) The luckiest man in World War ll (full length documentary)


A Hero Finally Recognized
Mary Michael

So our Alistair a special Award has won
For deeds suffered when he was so young
Finally recognition for all he went through
And how well does he deserve it too!

An award to be given after all these years
To be received through an eyeful of tears
A Hero finally recognized for all he did give
So we may all enjoy the lives that we do live

Imagine his delight and surprise
To be nominated for such a prize
To be recognized for all he suffered through
As a Jap Prisoner of War in World War Two

Outstanding Bravery Award for Aberdeen 2007
For a hero who the war he helped to win
So proud he stands as the award is given
Presented by the city that he does live in

At the ceremony he's given a standing ovation
Seven hundred stand and cheer with admiration
Being honoured after sixty long years
All attending quietly shed a few tears

North Sound Radio a surprise do they give
Found out where his granddaughter did live
Suddenly on the stage she magically appears
The audience goes wild with shouts and cheers

All this done to show that there are others who care
All that he went through while he was over there
Let this award be proof that we will never forget
That to all the FEPOW's we owe such a debt

So Alistair enjoy your own very special award
Display it prominently on your sideboard
Enjoy all the memories it will surely evoke
And remember another jab at the Japs you did poke!


Alistair Died 7th October 2016

Age 97

Rest In Peace, God Bless



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