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MATHER, James Henry

Pte James Mather 50ME Commando
50ME Commando

Private James Mather was reported missing 2 June 1941 during operations in Crete and later found to be a prisoner of war [1]. He had been imprisoned at Stalag 4C, a prisoner of war camp at Wistritz bei Teplitz, Sudetenland ( part of former Czechoslovakia) [2a]. He died shortly after his release in 1945 due to ill treatment whilst a prisoner [3]

His brother, 851729 Sergeant Kenneth Mather,  16 Defence Regiment R.A.,  also died during WW2 on the 13th February 1942 aged 20. He is remembered on the Singapore Memorial [1].

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