To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”

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Aircraftman 1st Class

John McLeod Urie

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1907/09/09 - Born Edinburgh

Occupation - Commercial Traveler

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

 

Japanese PoW

1942/03/08 - Captured Java

PoW No. 10336

1943/02/09 - Left Java in Roko Maru, in Java Party 13

1943/02/13 - Arrived Changi, Singapore

Japanese Index Card - Side One

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Japanese Index Card - Side Two

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1943/05/05 - Transported overland to Thailand in ‘H’ Party

Under lt-ol. H.R. Humphries, Royal Artillery, 77 HAA

Comprising of 3,270 PoWs (1,411 British, 670 Australians, 601 Non-Dutch, 588 Dutch)

‘H’ Party were mainly sick who were promised convalescing in the mountains by the Japanese but they were marched over many miles through jungle and put to hard labour, at Hintok.

New PoW No. 10808

 

Died

Age 35

1943/08/04

Cause of Death Dysentery and Malnutrition 

Urie-John-McLeod-Death Report

Buries Grave 7, Hintok River Camp, Camp 5/6A Cemetery, Thailand

After the war the bodies were laid to rest in Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries

 

Loved Ones

Son of David Urie, and of May Patti Urie (nee Brown); husband of Elsie Urie (nee Paterson), of Newlands, Glasgow

 

Memorial

Chungkai Cemetery

7. H. 6.

Urie-John-McLeod-Cemetery

CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY

Information

Java Index

KEW:- WO 361/2234, WO 361/2233, WO 361/1948, WO 392/26, WO 361/2009, WO 361/2216

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