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Apr 14, 2014

Tonyrefail's Shanghai policeman

The letters SMP after the name of Harry Holtam on Tonyrefail war memorial would stump many of us, even if we're familiar with regimental initials. By scanning ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the HistoryPoints QR codes on the fence near the memorial, you can now read on your mobile that Harry was a Sub-Inspector with the Shanghai Municipal Police who died in an isolation hospital during Japan's occupation of China in the Second World War. His demise is officially classed as a war death. You can read details of most of the people named on the war memorial - and of several local men who were omitted from the memorial - by scanning the QR codes or clicking here.