WILFRED RUFUS BARNES (1869 - 1951)
The "Santo Tomas" book by Frederic Stevens:
Wilfred Rufus Barnes
July 11, 2005
My maternal grandfather, Wilfred Rufus Barnes of Austin Texas, was a civilian internee at Santo Tomas. Please add him to the list.
Update -- June 3, 2008: We recently came upon the attached document amongst my late Grandfatherís papers. I thought you might want to post it on your website of survivors of Japanese internment camps. Thank you.
Lorraine Powell O'Hara
College Access Foundation of California
One Front Street, Suite 1325
San Francisco, CA 94111
P.S. Grandpa arrived in the Philippines in 1899 or 1900. I was not yet born when Manila was liberated (1945), but my parents, and my older siblings often told the story of the day that Grandpa was released from Santo Tomas. So it seems he was detained there for the duration of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Grandpa passed away in Long Beach, California in the early 50ís. He would have been around 70 years old then, as near as I can tell. Yes, it would have been nice to know if your aunt knew him. I am sorry to hear that you have lost her.
or would like to be added to my POW/Internee e-mail distribution list,
please let the me, Tom Moore, know.