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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)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
Long Range Development Unit, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1939
Action:
"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."
Air Force Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
British Army Aid Group, MI9
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1946
George Cross
Action:
"In recognition of most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."
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"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."

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