PVT Billy H Lay

PVT Billy H Lay

Birth
Boone County, West Virginia, USA
Death 31 Oct 1942 (aged 19–20)
Taiwan
Burial Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Memorial ID 155496123 · View Source
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Pvt. Billy H. Lay entered the military from Boone County, West Virginia. He was a member of the 59th Coast Artillery. When Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese, he was held as a Japanese Prisoner of War at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippine Islands. While being transferred to Manchuria on a Japanese transport, he died of disease. He was buried on Taiwan at Daichoku Cemetery in a grave with Sgt. Walter Cigoi, who was also an American POW. After the war the remains of the two men were reburied at Sai Wan Bay Cemetery in Hong Kong.


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  • Created by: JimO
  • Added: 29 Nov 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155496123
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Billy H Lay (1922–31 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155496123, citing Sai Wan War Cemetery, Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong ; Maintained by JimO (contributor 46874118) .