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Sgt Ducan Frederick Scott Painter
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Birth: 1922
Essex, England
Death: Jan. 18, 1946
Jakarta (Djakarta)
Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia

Sjt Ducan Frederick Scott, Painter, 14215529, 395 Battery, 145 (The Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery killed in action 18 Jan 1946, age 23. Son of Oswald Frederick and Winnie Scott Painter, of West Clacton, Essex.
Painter was killed in action (gunshot wound) at Sourabaya, Java on 18 Jan 1946.
In "The Berkshire Yeomanry, 200 Years of Yeoman Service" Lt. Col. W.H. Skrine writes, "In such close country, nearly every kompong [village] by the roadside could be used for an ambush, and some losses from these were inevitable. It is sad to record that, on 18 January, when a Gurkha patrol was returning to harbour after reconnoitering Krijan with two tanks, a shot was fired at our OP party, killing Sergeant Painter and one of the Gurkhas. Painter was a popular and most efficient signals instructor and was greatly missed in 395 Battery."
The War Diary entry for 18 Jan 46 states, in part, "A troop, in support patrol 3/9 GR with 2 tanks to Kikilan on return stray shot killed L/Sgt Painter and 1 OR."
Buried Plot 5 Row L Grave 9 at Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia.
Sgt Painter served in World War II and earned the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal.

 
 
Inscription:
14215529 SERJEANT
D.F.S. PAINTER
145TH (BERKS YEOMANRY)
FIELD REGIMENT R.A.
18TH JANUARY 1946 AGE 23
THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD
THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND
 
Burial:
Jakarta War Cemetery
Jakarta (Djakarta)
Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
Plot: Plot 5 Row L Grave 9
 
Created by: Charles M. Mayes
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62561926
Sgt Ducan Frederick Scott Painter
Added by: Charles M. Mayes
 
Sgt Ducan Frederick Scott Painter
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A real hero who gave his life for his country.
- Charles M. Mayes
 Added: Dec. 4, 2010
 
 
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