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Cemetery plot location: A-02-31



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Classification: POW
Identification number: PWJA 145548
Surname: YONEKURA
Other names: Shiro
Plate name: SUE, SHIRO *
AKA (Also Known As): Shiro SUE, Shiro SUEI
Name in kanji: 須江 廣男
Grave location: A-02-31
Date of birth: Not recorded
Place of birth: Not recorded
Private address:

Not recorded

Business address:

Not recorded

Military rank: A.C.2
Unit regimental number: Air Force, 4100 Regiment, Nonaka Unit
Date of capture: 1943-04-23
Place of capture: Lavora Village
Reason for internment: Prisoner of war
Camp interned: Cowra
Date interned: 1943-06-03
Health condition on arrival: Not recorded
Trade or occupation: None
Length of residence in Australia: Not recorded
Date of entry: Not recorded
Port of disembarkation: Not recorded
Ship: Not recorded
Personal effects:

Nil

Religion: Buddhist
Nationality: Japanese
Marital status: Single
Next of kin: Hisai SUEI
Address of next of kin: V.O. 105153, Yokosuka
Relationship to next of kin: Father
Father’s name: Hisai YONEKURA
Father’s occupation: Not recorded
Mother’s maiden name: Not recorded
Identification: Height 5'3", weight 110 lbs, sallow complexion, black hair, dark eyes
Movement report:

YONEKURA was transferred from Port Moresby to Australia on 19 May 1943, and interned at Gaythorne on 3 June 1943. He was transferred to Cowra on 3 October 1943. He died in the breakout.

Cause of death: Gun shot wound to skull
Date of death: 1944-08-05
Cremation or burial: Burial
Date of burial: 1944-08-07
Place of first burial: Cowra
Extra information:

YONEKURA was described as very obstinate and did not answer many questions during the interrogation.

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