To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”



Lance Corporal

George Gerrard

Gerrard-Geoge - 06

1917/12/12 - Born Manchester

Son of William and Mary Gerrard

Occupation Dairy Worker

Manchester Regiment

1st Battalion


1942/03/21 - WO 417/40, Casualty List No. 777. Missing

1944/01/26 - WO417/71, Casualty List No. 1352. Previously posted Missing, Casualty List No. 777, 15/02/1942. Prisoner of War in Japanese Hands


Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Singapore

PoW No. IV 5026

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index Card - Side Two


1943/04/26 - Transported overland to Thailand with ‘F’ Force

71st train from Singapore to Thailand

New PoW No. IV 4682

1943/05/19 - Illness - Dysentery and Pneumonia



Age 25


Cause of Death Dysentery and Pneumonia

Grave 47, Nieke Camp (Ni Thea), Thailand

George’s remains were not recovered in the first grave recoveries in 1945 to 1946 and it was not till 1948 when a second recovery party was sent that the cremation pyres at Ni Thea were found which is why his name is on the wall of the Special Memorial Building at Kanchanaburi and remains in Special Memorial 9. M. 09


1946/01/16 - WO417/101, Casualty List No.1961. Previously shown on Casualty List No.1352 as Prisoner of War, with Duty Location as Malaya. Died


Loved Ones

Son of William Henry and Mary Annie Gerrard, of Manchester

Husband of Elsie Gerrard, of Hulme, Manchester



Kanchanaburi - SP Memorial-tn

Sp. Mem. 9. M. 9.

(Photo by Ian E. Scott 2010)

Gerrard-Geoge - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Site Plan

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery



Ian E. Scott - Nephew

Andrew Snow - Thailand Burma Railway Center

Japanese Transport

Thailand - Burma Railway

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

KEW Files:- WO 392/24, WO 345/20, WO 361/1947, WO 361/2060, WO 367/2, WO 361/2234, WO 361/2201, WO 361/2025, WO 417/40,


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