Handmade Mah Jong set

Handmade Mah Jong set

This Mah Jong set and box was hand-crafted by Japanese prisoners of war at the Featherston POW camp during the Second World War. It was given to Jack Rapson, who served as a guard at the camp.

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mark hobbs

Posted: 23 Apr 2011

Jack Rapson is my grandfather. Although he passed away some years ago now, and never spoke of his time in the service, he was a quiet strong family man who did his duty and then did his best leave things in the past. He was an amazing man and I still miss him.