Summary: British author and one of the last surviving British prisoners of war to work on the construction of the notorious World War II-era "Death Railway" between Thailand and Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) whose memoir Survivor on the Kwai River detailed a true account of his experience constructing on the infamous Burma Railway in horrific working conditions for nearly three years and is slated to be published by Penguin Books Ltd. at the end of May 2013.
Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia
Born: December 13, 1913
Died: May 2, 2013
Location: Leicester, England