Message from a prisoner of war
Elmer McKnight of the Winnipeg Grenadiers was one of three brothers captured by the Japanese in Hong Kong in December 1941. Later, they formed a band in captivity and their rendition of this song was played during a Japanese propaganda radio broadcast. It was heard in Canada, where Gordon Thompson eventually published it, with all proceeds going into a trust fund for the McKnight brothers when they returned to Winnipeg after the war.
I’ll Never Say Goodbye Again, words & music by Pte Elmer McKnight (Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1944)
War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
View PDF:I'll Never Say Goodbye.pdf
sheet music, 22.5cm x 30.7cm