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Old 14th July 2019, 08:47
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Re: Loss of RAF ground crew FEPOWs

Hello,

Appendix I - RAF Halton - Entry Numbers and Intakes:

Entry No.: 36
Service Nos.: 571605 - 572851.
Arrival Date: August 1937
572486 William Henry LUCAS.

See:
History of Royal Air Force Halton - No.1 School of Technical Training.
Tunbridge, Paul.
London:Buckland Publications,1995.
p.166.

and ...

Far East Prisoners of War - The Roll:

LUCAS, William Henry - 572486 - 81 RSU - Held Java, Moluccas (Haruku, Ambon), Celebes (Muna) - Died Muna - 8.11.44 - Buried Ambon.

See:
Unsung Heroes of the Royal Air Force - The Far East Prisoners of War 1941 - 1945.
Stubbs,Les & Pam.
Grantham:Barny Books,2002.
p.172.

and ...

Graves Registration Form (not the one located at the CWGC)/Lexicographical Index:

Surname: LUCAS.
Other names: William Henry.
Rank: Corporal.
No.: 572486.
Royal Air Force.
Age: 22.
Religion: Not recorded.
Next of Kin: Not recorded.
Relationship to Next of Kin: Information held (7/7/48).
Nationality: BRITISH.
(Photo. No. WGM/A410)
Date of Death/Burial: 8/11/44.
Place of Burial: Raha Village Cemetery, N.75 (Island of Muna, SE Celebes.).
Exhumed/Reburied: 25/11/46 - Makassar War Cemetery, Celebes Is., N.E.I. J.B.16.
Information to 1 WGC, 22/4/47.
Reburied: 8/12/61 - Ambon War Cemetery, 33.B.10.

Col.
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