Tributes have been paid to one of the last surviving Far East Prisoners of War, William Chapman, from Norfolk

One of the last surviving Far East Prisoners of War, FEPOW, has died. This picture shows the memoria

One of the last surviving Far East Prisoners of War, FEPOW, has died. This picture shows the memorial on Great Yarmouth seafront. - Credit: Archant � 2010

Tributes have been paid to one of the last surviving Far East Prisoners of War, who has died at the age of 96.

William Chapman worked on the Bridge on the River Kwai during the Second World War.

He was also for many years the postman for Hainford and Horsham St Faith.

His family said: 'He was the last of the old characters of the village.

'Life's work well done, Dad, thank you for everything, now is the time to rest. We will have a whisky for you, from your loving son David, daughter Mary and granddaughter Charlene.'


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He was also a loving uncle to Dayella and Graham and a very special great-uncle to Caroline and Paul, Robert and Sue and great-great-uncle to Joshua and Elise.

He died at his home in Horsham St Faith, near Norwich, on August 5.

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Funeral arrangements to follow.

see more tributes to Mr Chapman in Monday's EDP.

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