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    Hello again

    Carrying on with some more of the SEAC losses:

    Sergeant John Harwood LOCK (518616) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Dysentery whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese at Hintok River Camp.

    Aircraftman 2nd Class William Joseph PORTER (1126454) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Dysentery and Beri-Beri whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese at Hintok River Camp.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Gwyn LEWIS (1401156) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Dysentery whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese at Hintok River Camp.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Thomas Douglas TURNER (755212) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    Aircraftman 2nd Class Harry LINDLEY (1053805) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    Leading Aircraftman Gordon Alfred WILLIAMS (1281525) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Beri-Beri whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese at Hintok River Camp.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Albert PATCHETT (1080636) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Alfred William SHICKLE (1124579) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Bacillic Dysentery whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. I have a note that he was in Camp 3A.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Ronald GREENWOOD (1504765) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he at 08.30 died of Bacillic Dysentery, Chronic Septicaemia and secondary anemia whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Joseph HERON (1141212) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of 'Paralysis Ilus' [possibly paralyitic ileus?] whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    Corporal John Edwin DAVEY (915792) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Dysentery and Malaria whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese at 55 Kilo Camp.

    Corporal Ronald Herbert PAGE (1198247) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Beri-Beri whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He had been captured on March 8th 1942.

    Corporal Alban Edward SINNOTT (1052005) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Malaria whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese at 106 Kilo Camp. He had been captured on March 17th 1942.

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    At the time of his death Corporal Ronald Herbert PAGE was on board the Nichinan Maru whilst being transported to Java from the Molucca Islands

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    Thanks Malcolm

    A brief return to the Polish casualties:

    Starszy Szeregowiec Jan KLIMCZAK (P/782750) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died in hospital at Henlow. No further details.

    Kapral Michal LEWCZUK (P/780889) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died in the RAF Hospital at Rauceby. No further details.

    Plutonowy Walerian NAGENGAST (P/792684) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 2154 Gartloch Road [Gartloch Hospital], Glasgow due to rheumatic fever, hyperpyrenia and delerium. His usual address is given as 1920 London Road, Glasgow. Wonder why he's buried in Edinburgh...?

    Kapitan Waclaw SMIERZCHALSKI (P/1322) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 1.00 pm at the Polish Military Hospital near Taymouth Castle, due to bronchio pneumonia.

    Porucznik Jerzy ZEBROWSKI (P/1641) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died of natural causes whilst serving at RAF Farnborough.

    Sierzant Franciszek DZWON (P/784341) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he died in hospital whilst serving at Halton. No further details.

    Porucznik Stanislaw APANASIK (P/1080) - the Polish Heritage Society records that he saw action with 304 Squadron before transferring to the P.S.P. Inspectorate [?] in London. He died of natural causes in hospital [sic].

    The Chelsea News and General Advertiser of July 2nd 1943 reported the inquest into his death. He was found dead in bed at the Polish Officers' Hostel, 113 Ebury Street, Pimlico. He had been staying there for 8 months, and was known to suffer from sleeplessness, for which he took veronal tablets. His brother had been killed in November 1942, and the inquiry found that anaylsis of his organs found he had taken over the maximum dose of the pills by a wide margin enough to prove fatal. The verdict was that he took his own life when he was of unsound mind.

    Kapral Franciszek CZEPINSKI (P/784744) - the National Pprobate Calendar records that he died at The Grove [Long Grove Hospital], Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey. It records his name as 'Ciepinksi or Czepinski.'

    Podpulknownik Waclaw S CZAPLICKI (P/1108) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at R.A.F. Hospital, Church Village, Pontypridd.

    Kapral Henryk Eugeniusz CIURKOT (P/780993) - this website records that he died from injuries sustained when his Martinet attempted an emergency landing on Biggar Bank:

    https://furnessstoriesbehindthestone...l-and-ciurkot/

    Serial given as JN493, and namea another casualty as LAC W. V. Collins here: http://www.polishwargraves.nl/brit/4410.htm

    See also: http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/17275.php

    Regards

    Simon
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    Collins WV 1368338 at Biggar Bank.

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    Thanks for all the updates since the thread started - nearly a 1000 names knocked out of the original post. Latest:

    Was : Europe: 967 SEAC: 551 Pacific: 422 N Africa: 433 Rest of Africa: 261 Mediterranean: 176 USA / Canada / N America : 90
    Now: Europe: 829 SEAC: 376 Pacific: 13 N Africa: 391 Rest of Africa: 153 Mediterranean: 153 USA / Canada / N America : 6

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    Runnymede returns 24 Singapore Memorial has 42
    Runnymede returns 11 Singapore Memorial has 25

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    By Force : RCAF : 90 RAAF : 326 RNZAF: 135 SAAF: 115 RIAF: 119
    By Force : RCAF : 0 RAAF : 0 RNZAF: 10 SAAF: 28 RIAF: 118

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    Some of the names filed under the 'Pacific' region:

    Corporal Herbert William PHILLIPS-MARTIN (946756) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    See: https://www.fepow.family/Research/Br...tabase_131.htm

    Corporal Frank Charles WEAVER (536014) - died due to Malaria and Beri-Beri whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    See: https://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/w/...nk-charles.htm

    Aircraftman 1st Class John Ellis WILLCOX (1116451) - died due to Malaria whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    See: http://www.deanechurch.co.uk/88/88593.php

    Group Captain Edward Brownsdon RICE (03033) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    From: https://scarletboy44.tumblr.com/page/54

    Group Captain Edward Brownsdon RICE. Air Force HQ. Royal Air Force. Died 5th September 1943.Group Captain Rice escaped from Singapore on the 16th February 1942 but was captured by the Japanese and sent to a POW Camp at Palembang on the island of Sumatra. Here, through malnutrition, he contracted a severe deficiency disorder which attacked his nervous system. He was not provided with any drugs or treatment by the Japanese and was eventually transferred to Formosa via Singapore in the Autumn of 1942. He died at Shirakawa No.4 POW Camp on Formosa as a result of sub-acute degeneration of the spinal cord and was buried the following day by Father R Kennedy R.C. G/Capt Rice is buried in the Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong.

    Air Commodore Benjamin James SILLY () - WO 361 records that he died due to Stomach Cancer whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese in the Taiwan Camp.

    See also: http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Silly.htm

    Flight Lieutenant Hector Bertram GRAY G.C. A.F.M. (44061) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He was in fact executed by firing squad.

    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_Gray

    See: https://vcgca.org/our-people/profile...r-Bertram-GRAY

    Leading Aircraftman Ronald Charles JACKSON (992747) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese.

    See also: http://www.calderdalecompanion.co.uk/mmj385.html#73

    That just leaves the six RNZAF casualties under the 'Pacific' region tag.

    Regards

    Simon

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    I just added a post to an old thread regarding DORSETT, RONALD ARTHUR 128126, I can see already that the new post shows up on his search results and more or less gives his cause of death now, just wondering how does the system capture this and make him 'accounted'?
    Ref: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?23506
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    Dennis, now that its been bought to attention.. the system has to use its "ten fingers to type" the associated post id against the entry in the CWGC database :-)

    I am afraid there is no intelligent way to automatically update the db.. Thanks for the headsup!

    (Edit.... just did that - he will now show up as "accounted"... :-D))
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    Hello

    Pilot Officer John Godbolt McCULLOCH - from 'Remember the Met Office in World War One and World War Two' pdf from the metoffice.gov.uk website:

    Born 1 July 1917 died 27 May 1943. John joined the Meteorological office in late 1939 and was a civilian forecaster in 1941. On 11 June 1942 he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer into the Reserve of Air Force Officers [and] proceeded overseas.
    The whole of his military service is believed to have been in Kenya and it was while serving with HQ No 246 Wing at Port Reitz that he was admitted to hospital in Mombassa suffering from cerebral malaria, from which he did not recover.

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