Harold Walter Doyash
|HOME OF RECORD
4034 Lawrence Avenue, Detroit, MI
|NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Daisy Doyash
|DATE OF BIRTH
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 23, 1940
|DATE OF LOSS
November 1, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
Died as POW
|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.
Prisoner of War Medal
|LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
|STATUS OF REMAINS
Recovered; individual identification impossible.
Reburied as unknown.
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
|19th QM Truck Co.||“DA”
|Willhite, CA||Mr. Webb Clark||Unaccounted For|
|T/4 Lloyd R. Bruntmyer
|7th Materials Squadron||Inanition
|De Moines, IA||Mr. Harry Bruntmyer||Unaccounted For|
|Pvt. William E. Calkins
|31st Infantry Regiment||Inanition
|Cornelius, OR||Mr. Joseph E. Calkins||Unaccounted For|
|PFC Charles B. Winters
|808th MP Co.||Inanition
|Wheeling, WV||Mrs. Guy Zemo||Unaccounted For|
|Cpl. Paul Blaho
|409th Signal Co. (Avn)||Inanition
|Westmoreland City, PA||Mrs. Julia Bloho||Union Cemetery|
|Pvt. Thomas W. O’Hara
|680th Ordnance Co. (Avn.)||“DU”
|College Point, NY||Mr. Michael O’Hara||Long Island National Cemetery|
|PFC Harold W. Doyash
|Detroit, MI||Mrs. Daisy Doyash||Unaccounted For|
|Cpl. Kenneth G. Erwin
|59th Coast Artillery||“DA”
|Ponca City, OK||Mrs. Opal Erwin||Unaccounted For|
|Pvt. Henry J. Smith
|59th Coast Artillery||Beriberi
|Hannibal, NY||Mr. William H. Smith||Unaccounted For|
|Pvt. Harland Hennessy
|803rd Engineer Bn. (Avn.)||Beriberi
|Boonville, NY||Mrs. D. Hennessy||Unaccounted For|
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