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Gray, Hector Bertram
- Date of birth:
- June 6th, 1911 (Gillingham, Kent, Great Britain)
- Date of death:
- December 18th, 1943 (Sham Shui Prison Camp, Hong Kong)
- Buried on:
- Commonwealth War Graves Stanley (Hong Kong)
- British (1801-present, Kingdom)
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- Long Range Development Unit, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- April 28th, 1939
"in recognition of services rendered as members of the crews of two aircraft which, having flown non-stop from Ismailia to Port Darwin on 5th-7th November, 1938, established a world's long-distance record."
"In recognition of most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."
"Gray smuggled medicine into the prisoner of war camp to help the many seriously ill prisoners incarcerated there and was a conduit for news from the outside world. When the Japanese grew suspicious he was tortured and interrogated for six months but refused to divulge the names of fellow officers."