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833155   Gunner Hubert Kyle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battery, 5 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/09/1911
Died: 14/03/1944 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 32
Summary      
Hubert Kyle was the son of Robert and Jennie Kyle. He was born on 18th September 1911 in the Clogher Fivemiletown area. Hubert Kyle served with the Royal Artillery in World War Two. Gunner Hubert Kyle became a Japanese prisoner of war. Gunner Hubert Kyle was with 7 Battery, part of the 5th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (H.A.A.) when he died of acute colitis in Sakurajima Prisoner of War camp (Os-04D) on 14th March 1944.
Gunner Hubert Kyle
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Hubert Kyle was the son of Robert and Jennie Kyle. Robert Kyle and Jeanie Thompson were married on 10th May 1906 in the district of Dungannon.
Hubert Kyle was born on 18th September 1911. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Clogher Fivemiletown area.
Known family: Robert Kyle, Jennie Kyle, Alecia Kyle (born about 1906), Hector /Herbert Kyle (born 25th July 1907), Kathleen Kyle (born 10th February 1909), Hubert Kyle (born 18th September 1911).
The 1911 census lists the family at house 1 in Townagh, Aghintain, County Tyrone, Townagh lies north-west of Clogher. His father was not listed, but his mother was not a widow.
Hubert Kyle served with the Royal Artillery in World War Two.
Gunner Hubert Kyle became a Japanese prisoner of war.
Gunner Hubert Kyle was with 7 Battery, part of the 5th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (H.A.A.) when he died of acute colitis in Sakurajima Prisoner of War camp (Os-04D) on 14th March 1944.
Gunner H Kyle is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery in Japan. His inscription reads: HIS LIFE A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY HIS DEATH A SILENT SORROW.
Gunner Hubert Kyle is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
The CWGC record Gunner Hubert Kyle as the son of Robert and Jennie Kyle of Clogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Townagh, Clogher Clogher Census lists parents in Townagh 54.421183 -7.219927
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Kyle family Lists family at house 1 in Townagh, Aghintain, Tyrone
2 Far East Prisoners of War Gunner Hubert Kyle died of acute colitis
3 FindAGrave.com Photo of Gunner Hubert Kyle's gravestone. Photo of Hubert Kyle.
4 Os-04D-Sakurajima POW deaths Lists Gunner Hubert Kyle
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner Hubert Kyle's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020