STOFER, Ken




Author Tags: War

The letters home in Dear Mum (Kenlyn Publishing, 1993) by Ken Stofer tell the true story of 19-year-old Victor "Candy" Syrett who had paid his way to England to join the Royal Air Force in World War II. His letters to Alice Syrett in Victoria recall his life on a troopship, his experiences in Sumatra and Java, and his incarceration in a Japanese prison camp--where he died.

DATE OF BIRTH: February 4, 1921

PLACE OF BIRTH: Victoria, B.C.

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Retired

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Dear Mum (Kenlyn Publishing, 1993).

[BCBW 2004] "War"