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Private 5955776 James Collier

5th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

29th October 1943

Son of Arthur and Rose Collier, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, 4.C.45

This information was provided by Bernard Lamb, using a number of records in particular WO 361/2111: Prisoners of War, Far East: 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, nominal roll, held at the National Archives.  Read more in Bernard's article on this site.

Age at death:  23.

Place of Death:  Thasao, Thailan.

Cause of Death:  Diarrhoea, Malnutrition, Beri Beri.

Memorial:  Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Roll of Honour.

Address:  2 Charles Street, Hemel Hempstead.

War History: Sailed from Liverpool 29/10/1941, arrived Singapore 29/01/1942, captured by the Japanese 15/02/1942.

Departure from Singapore: Overland by train 21/03/1943 with D Force.

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