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Great Uncle ww2 Info

Postby spart1257 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:23 am

Hi
My Great Uncle (aubrey ronald denton) died in ww2 at Tarsao (Burma) 1942, I'm trying to find out any records of how he died, Its a bit of a long shot but you never know.
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RE: Great Uncle ww2 Info

Postby snaphappy » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:20 pm

Derrick,

According to the Commonwealth war graves commision site [link=http://www.cwgc.org]www.cwgc.org[/link] your great uncle's date of death is given as being the 6th July 1943, and he is remembered in Kanchanburi War Cemetery Thailand. I would recommend that you join the Far East Prisioners of War (FEPOW) community site which can be found at [link=http://www.fepow-community.org.uk]www.fepow-community.org.uk[/link] and there should be a link to the message boards run by Ron Taylor, if not the link is [link=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fepow-community]http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fepow-community[/link]
This last site has members who have been researching many aspects of the war in the Far East and more particularly those that where held captive and who worked on the railway, post your request for help in searching for information about Aubrey or his regiment, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery and hopefully someone on the boards will get back to you with some answers. Tarsao goes under many names these being, Nam Tok, Tarso, Ta Soe, Tha Soe, Tarsau, so you may have to bear this in mind when looking for any information about the camp or hospital. I would also do a google search to find information about the camp etc just place Tarsao into the search engine and quite a few come up.

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RE: Great Uncle ww2 Info

Postby spart1257 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:26 am

Thanks for the info Snaphappy, I had already seen his wargrave, but the link will be most helpful.

thanks again

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