Gunner John Luck

Gunner John Luck, 85th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.  He died on Service , aged 29, whilst a Prisoner of War of the Japanese on the 24th May 1945.  He had been born in Kent and was the son of Robert and Rose Luck of Maidstone and the husband of Mary Luck of Bountrees Road, Jedburgh. He had been a Regular soldier  and had trained at Birdhope Craig near Jedburgh where he met and married Mary in 1938. He had been in France in 1940 and was evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940.His Unit was sent to Singapore in January 1942 only to be captured at the fall of Singapore in February 1942. He was sent to work in the copper mines in Formosa ( Taiwan) and died at the Taihoku No. 6 Camp. He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China where his Headstone is inscribed ” In Loving Memory”.

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