Flight LieutenantGRAY, HECTOR BERTRAM

Service Number 44061

Died 18/12/1943

Aged 32

Royal Air Force

and
British Army Aid Group

G C, A F M

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of April 19th, 1946

"Awarded the George Cross for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."

Hector Gray was a prisoner of the Japanese, he was able to organise a supply of much needed drugs into the prison camp and a distribution network and also supplied a news service to fellow prisoners from information he received from outside the camp. He was tortured continuously over a six months period to give the names of his informers and suppliers but divulged absolutely nothing, he was eventually shot by his Japanese captors.

Buried at STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY

Location: China, (including Hong Kong)
Number of casualties: 427

Cemetery/memorial reference: 1. A. 59.

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Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.