Picked Up On Singapore Radio
14 May 1945 The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser
News of Lieut. Tom Madden. Mr. E. W. Jewell, of Armidale, who has picked up thousands of messages concerning Australian prisoners of war from Japanese radio stations has notified Mr. and Mrs. W. Madden, of Beardy-street, Armidale, that, he has heard a message from their son, Lieut. Tom Madden, and also from his friend, Lieut. J. McIlrath.
The message said that both men were well.
Mrs. T. J. Smith, of Barney-street, Armidale has also received news of her son, Pte. Smith, a prisoner of war in Japanese hands.
After Three Years.
Mrs. B. C. Boles, of Batlow, has acknowledged a letter received from Mr. Jewell concerning her husband, a prisoner of war in the hands of the Japanese.
Mrs. Boles said that it is three years since she had heard of her husband, and had practically given up hope when the news came.