27 November 2009

1714916 Gnr Christopher Gingell, Royal Artillery

1714916 Gunner Christopher Gingell of 13 Battery, 6th HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery, died on the 27th November 1942. He was 31 years old, the son of Sidney George and Hannah Rose Gingell of Badminton in Gloucestershire.

Christopher was born in Bristol and was living in Bristol when he enlisted. He is commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial in Japan which "takes the form of a beautifully designed shrine which houses an urn containing the ashes of 335 soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Commonwealth, the United States of America and the Kingdom of the Netherlands who died as prisoners of war in Japan. Their names (save for 51 who were not identified) are inscribed on the walls of the shrine." [Commonwealth War Graves Commission].

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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