SMITH Vernon Hopetoun 117114

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Vernon Hopetoun SMITH

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 117114 (RAFVR)
Born: Cottesloe WA, 1900
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: RAF Station Kluang, Malaya
Died: Prisoner of War, Kuching, 21 July 1945, Aged 44 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Alice Maud Smith (nee Long); husband of Veronica Marcella Smith, of Victoria Park, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Sandakan Memorial, Kings Park WA

Flying Officer Smith was a Prisoner of War who was held successively in Java, Singapore and Borneo (Jesselton, Sandakan and Kuching).

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/780
On Line Sources
WA Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages On-Line