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Private 5955535 Charles Sidney Devonshire

5th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

30th June 1943

Son of Charles and Florence Devonshire; husband of Winifred Joyce Devonshire, of Wilmorton, Derby.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Grave 6.A.30.

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.

Place of Death: Tonchan South, Thailand.

Age: 26.

Cause of Death:  Cholera.

Memorial:  Kanchanaburi War Memorial Roll of Honour.

Address:    55 Piccotts End, 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 10/1942.

Camp and Work Group: Group 4.

Group 4 consisted of 2600 men, all British.

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