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Private 5955570 Leonard Ralph Gurney

5th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

3rd July 1943

Son of Sidney Thomas Gurney and Margaret Rebecca Gurney, of Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, 8.B.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.

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.


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