WILFRED GEORGE SMITH

“WILF”

 

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

Died: 10th December 1945; age 28.

Residence: Ipswich.

Captured at Hong Kong 25/12/1941.

Pow camp Shamshuipo Liberated 05/09/1945

 

Rank: Lance Bombardier; Service Number: 851853.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 8 Coast Artillery.

 

Grave Reference:

3A.A.7.

Sydney War Cemetery,

New South Wales,

Australia.

Personal Inscription: SWEET MEMORIES, LOVING, TRUE, WILL ALWAYS REMAIN DEAR WILF, OF YOU. DAD, BROTHERS AND SISTERS

United Kingdom Forces who are buried in the cemetery died while prisoners of war in Japanese hands and were cremated. After the war the Army Graves Service arranged for their ashes to be brought by H.M.A.S. NEWFOUNDLAND to Sydney for interment.

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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