Gunner Frank Meggs

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  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    I'm looking for as much information about the above named Gunner from the 118th Field Regiment RA.
    Casualty Details | CWGC

    He perished as a POW in Japanese hands on the Burma Railway. His CWGC details include a concentration form which suggests he was buried at Tasao (Tarsao) No. 1 Cemetery originally.

    Are there any other documents out there in relation to this soldier please?

    Many thanks


  2. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Well-Known Member

    Hi Steve, this any good.
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    That is rather excellent Graham thank you. What a strange cause of death to state, vitamin deficiency must have applied to all the POWs by that time.
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  4. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Well-Known Member

    Cheers Steve,
    Those guys really suffered over there.

  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks again Graham, this enquiry is an offshoot to the many Chindit Society family enquiries since VJ Day. Frank Meggs is the brother of a Chindit from 1944.
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  6. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    WO 361/2053
    Meggs WO 361_2053.jpg
    WO 361/2235

    Meggs WO 361_2235.jpg
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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for those Tony. Does anyone know if his POW index card is available on FMP?
  8. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Well-Known Member

    His POW number is 4644. (still digging)
    Was his brothers name John L Meggs ?

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  9. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Japanese Index Card:
    and the reverse
    From the RA Pilot Roll compiled by BRE

    OVL 30/10/42 puts him in 'S' Party. 'S' Party list:

  10. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Well-Known Member

    Tim's beat me to it. :D

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  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks go to all three of you gentlemen. I can tell the family quite a bit from this information.


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