WILFRED GEORGE SMITH

WILF

Born: 17th October 1917, Lower Holbrook, Suffolk.

Died: 10th December 1945; age 28; died at R.M.H. Sydney, of Septicaemia following Appendicitis Abcess. Death considered aggravated by Malnutrition whilst a P.O.W.

Residence: Ipswich.

Captured Christmas Day 1941 at Hong Kong

PoW camp Sham Shui Po – liberated on the 5th September 1945 and transported to Australia by the H.M. Hospital Ship ‘Oxfordshire.’

 

Rank: Lance Bombardier; Service Number: 851853.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 8 Coast Artillery.

 

Grave Reference:

3A.A.7.

Rookwood Crematorium.

Sydney War Cemetery,

New South Wales,

Australia.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Annie Maud Smith, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Charles Smith, born April 1889, Harkstead, Suffolk. A Forester.

Mother: Annie Maud Smith (nee Potter), born March 1886, Holbrook, Suffolk – died 1944, Holbrook.

 

Probate to Charles Smith – father.

 

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