Harold W. Doyash

NAME
Harold Walter Doyash
NICKNAME
MCSN
281424
HOME OF RECORD
4034 Lawrence Avenue, Detroit, MI
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Daisy Doyash
DATE OF BIRTH
1918
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 23, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
November 1, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Cabanatuan
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
D/1/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Doyash was captured in the fall of Corregidor and interned at one of the Cabanatuan prison camps located on the island of Luzon, Philippines. He was reported as a prisoner on 25 May 1943; a few months later, word was received that he died of pellagra on 1 July 1943.

When the Cabanatuan cemetery was exhumed after the war, a mass burial was discovered in Plot 7, Grave 704. Ten individuals were found; all had died on or around 1 November 1942 as a result of starvation. Harold Doyash was determined to be among them. Only two of the ten were positively identified; for the rest, “individual identification is impossible.”

The remains of the eight unknowns were buried in the Manila American Cemetery, Section 260.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Prisoner of War Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Recovered; individual identification impossible.
Reburied as unknown.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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Individuals Buried in Grave 704, Cabanatuan.
See x-file for X-673.

Name Unit Cause/Time Hometown Next of Kin Status (2018)
Cpl. Walter Clark
(19053642)
19th QM Truck Co. “DA”
0830
Willhite, CA Mr. Webb Clark Unaccounted For
T/4 Lloyd R. Bruntmyer
(19048974)
7th Materials Squadron Inanition
0845
De Moines, IA Mr. Harry Bruntmyer Unaccounted For
Pvt. William E. Calkins
(19020998)
31st Infantry Regiment Inanition
1020
Cornelius, OR Mr. Joseph E. Calkins Unaccounted For
PFC Charles B. Winters
(6664117)
808th MP Co. Inanition
1115
Wheeling, WV Mrs. Guy Zemo Unaccounted For
Cpl. Paul Blaho
(7022718)
409th Signal Co. (Avn) Inanition
1130
Westmoreland City, PA Mrs. Julia Bloho Union Cemetery
Pvt. Thomas W. O’Hara
(32115031)
680th Ordnance Co. (Avn.) “DU”
1235
College Point, NY Mr. Michael O’Hara Long Island National Cemetery
PFC Harold W. Doyash
(281424)
4th Marines Pellagra
1400
Detroit, MI Mrs. Daisy Doyash Unaccounted For
Cpl. Kenneth G. Erwin
(18049796)
59th Coast Artillery “DA”
1635
Ponca City, OK Mrs. Opal Erwin Unaccounted For
Pvt. Henry J. Smith
(6671009)
59th Coast Artillery Beriberi
1810
Hannibal, NY Mr. William H. Smith Unaccounted For
Pvt. Harland Hennessy
(32092573)
803rd Engineer Bn. (Avn.) Beriberi
2200
Boonville, NY Mrs. D. Hennessy Unaccounted For


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