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Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

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Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

I have contacted the Cemetery museum in Kanachanburi and apparently there are 170 Millers buried there. They said I need to know his full name. I can find no reference to it, only the nickname. He is 'famous' for his composure in the POW camp 'hospital', so much so that he was crucified by a Japanese guard just 2 weeks before liberation. Most of the internet accounts are how he (British) and Dinty Moore (American) attended to the sick prisoners, saving the life of Eric Gordon who went from being an atheists to the Dean of the Chapel at Princeton. I hope to lay flowers at his gravesite. If I can figure out his name, they can direct me to his location. TIA.

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11. Re: Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

If you put Chong Kai war cemetary into Google maps it shows the route, not to far.

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12. Re: Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

Hi,

The Chungkai War Cemetary is located quite near the big War Cemetary in Kanchanaburi. Besides there is the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetary located in Myanmar (Burma). They are all three kept and taken care of by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who are also administering the registration of the POWs. However, the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum just next to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary is also researching the history of the soldiers, as well as they have registered the exact location of each and every headstone at the cemetaries.

It might be useful to pay them a visit, they are very friendly and helpful to people, families, relatives, friends and others who need help finding someone they are missing from that time.

Edited: 29 October 2017, 05:38
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13. Re: Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

Hi,

Here's a map showing the locations and the route between the two War Cemeteries in Kanchanaburi

https://goo.gl/maps/gtPD5y4GjRN2

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14. Re: Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

Hi,

Indeed, as suggested the Chungkai Cemetery is in Kanchanaburi and a bout a 40 minute walk from the main cemetery which is opposite the Thai - Burma Railway. If you have the chance meet up with the curator at the latter who is an extremely helpful person.

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15. Re: Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

Hi,

As suggested by AjarnAndy you should try to arrange a meeting with the founder and leader of the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, Mr. Rod Beattie. He is an Australian who has researched The Death Railway history for, I think, at least the last 20 years. He has big knowledge, and has also written a lot of material about this subject.

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16. Re: Find "Dusty Miller" grave:real name needed

Hi,

Indeed kanfan, he is the person I was referring to earlier. His in depth knowledge of the area is simply unbeatable.

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