Portrait by Ashley George Old

21 Oct 2019

Bombardier Joseph Francis Harper, 85th Anti-Tank Regiment. It was sketched, signed and dated by Old, 1945, while in camp in Thailand.

Harper was born in 1918 and came from Sheffield. Captured in Singapore he was held at River Valley Road camp before being sent on a draft to Thailand in October 1942. He survived captivity.

Owned by Harper’s grandson, Andrew Easterbrook who lives in Canada.