See also

Leonard Percy CLEMENTS (1921-1943)

Rupert Blacket CLEMENTS Vernon Rupert CLEMENTS Jane Florence Ellen (Nell) WOODRIFF Mini tree diagram

Individual Events and Attributes

  • Birth:

  • 17 Jun 1921

  • Windsor, NSW, AUS

  • Death:

  • 7 Dec 1943 (age 22)

  • Thanbyuzayat, MON, BUR


  • Cause: Beri Beri

    Prisoner of War, Private NX.42061 AIF 3 Res. M. T. Company - aged 22

  • Burial:

  • Dec 1943

  • Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma, MON, BUR


  • The graves of those who died during the construction and maintenance of the Burma-Siam railway (except for the Americans, whose remains were repatriated) were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated sites along the railway into three cemeteries at Chungkai and Kanchanaburi in Thailand and Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar.


    Thanbyuzayat became a prisoner of war administration headquarters and base camp in September 1942 and in January 1943 a base hospital was organised for the sick. The camp was close to a railway marshalling yard and workshops, and heavy casualties were sustained among the prisoners during Allied bombing raids in March and June 1943. The camp was then evacuated and the prisoners, including the sick, were marched to camps further along the line where camp hospitals were set up. For some time, however, Thanbyuzayat continued to be used as a reception centre for the groups of prisoners arriving at frequent intervals to reinforce the parties working on the line up to the Burma-Siam border.


    Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery was created by the Army Graves Service who transferred to it all graves along the northern section of the railway, between Moulmein and Nieke.


    There are now 3,149 Commonwealth [2995 identified] and 621 Dutch burials of the Second World war in the Cemetery.