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Aircraftman 2nd Class Gerald SMITH (1071456) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: POW Death. Died whilst being held as a POW by the Japanese. He had been captured on March 8th 1942. WO 361 records that he died at Hintok River Camp due to cholera. (WO392 on Fold3.com)
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Death of Death 1943-07-26

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Burial/Commemoration Details : 7. J. 5. at Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand (Map)

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