Fred Cox was born in 1916 and brought up in a children’s home. He joined the army at eighteen. His wartime experiences as a prisoner of war of the Japanese are told in this book. He married Joan who was his nurse in Ceylon after his release. They set up home in Buckinghamshire and had two children. Joan died in 1989 and Fred in 1991.
Ellie Taylor, who is the daughter of Fred Cox, a former Prisoner of the Japanese, was born in Buckinghamshire in 1952.
She obtained a degree in sociology and psychology with the Open University and
went on to work as a voluntary counsellor with vulnerable adults.
She edited Faith, Hope and Rice, her Father’s Second World War POW memoirs, which is published by Pen and Sword Books. Now retired and living in Staffordshire, she has two daughters and six grandchildren.