Joseph Hercules Burt
1 Bomb Disposal Company
19th February 1943
Son of George Herbert and Jessie Burt of Saint Budeaux, Plymouth
Grave 2 F 54.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
The graves of those who died during the construction and maintenance of the Burma-Siam railway (except for the Americans, whose remains were repatriated) were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated sites along the railway into three cemeteries at Chungkai and Kanchanaburi in Thailand and Thanbyuzayat in Burma. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is only a short distance from the site of the former Kanburi, the prisoner of war base camp through which most of the prisoners passed on their way to other camps. It was created by the Army Graves Service who transferred to it all graves along the southern section of the railway, from Bangkok to Nieke. Some 300 men who died during an epidemic at Nieke camp were cremated and their ashes now lay in two graves in the cemetery. The names of these men are inscribed on panels in the shelter of the pavilion. There are 5,084 casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. There are also 1,896 Dutch War Graves. Within the entrance building to the cemetery will be found the Kanchanaburi Memorial recording the names of 11 men of the army of undivided India buried in Muslin cemeteries in Thailand, where their graves could not be maintained. The cemetery was designed by Colin St Clair Oakes.
Details taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.