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Gunner Elias Kyriacou was a Cypriot soldier of the British Army who died during the Second World War.

He was born the son of Kyriacos Christodoulou and Pinelopi Haji Odysseos Kyriacou, of Nicosia, Cyprus, He was listed as being resident in London on his enlistment in the British Army.

Kyriacou was taken prisoner by the Japanese while serving in the 5th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery during the Malaya Campaign. He died, aged 31, aboard the Japanese transport ship Kachidoki Maru when the American submarine USS Pampanito sunk the vessel in the South China Sea on 12 September 1944. The vessel - one of many known to the Allies as "hell ships" - had 900 Commonwealth prisoners embarked, of which 400 died.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Singapore Memorial.

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