Son of Sidney Thomas Gurney and Margaret Rebecca Gurney, of Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
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.
Cause of Death: Malaria.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Memorial Roll of Honour.
Address: 30 London Road, Apsley 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 October 1942 with Group 4.
Group 4 consisted of 2600 men, all British.