Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: More 100 Squadron help needed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Caerdydd, Cymru
    Posts
    598
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default More 100 Squadron help needed

    Ladies and Gents,

    Cpl. Douglas Milne (987779) was with 100 Squadron and taken a prisoner of the Japanese in 1942. He subsequently died in captivity on the 19th of December 1942, at Honshu (from "Unsung Heroes of the RAF - The Far East Prisoners of War 1941-45" by Les and Pam Stubbs).

    However, he is buried in Sydney War Cemetery, Australia. Can someone advise if he was reinterred in Sydney afer the war, or is there another reason for him being buried there perhaps?

    Thanks in advance for anything anyone can offer.

    L/O

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Orleans, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Greg,

    The reason for these burials is explained at the 'Cemetery' link at the bottom of his CWGC record. Click on "SIDNEY WAR CEMETERY" at bottom of the record. It reads in part...

    "Those members of the United Kingdom Forces who are buried in the cemetery died while prisoners of war in Japanese hands and were cremated. After the war the Army Graves Service arranged for their ashes to be brought by H.M.A.S. NEWFOUNDLAND to Sydney for interment."
    Last edited by Ken MacLean; 23rd November 2007 at 14:17. Reason: spelling

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Caerdydd, Cymru
    Posts
    598
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Ken,

    Many thanks for that - i guess that'll teach me to read to the bottom of the page in future.... :)

    L/O

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •