Logie, David Garfield

Logie, David Garfield (David)

Civilian War Dead

Died in a Prisoner-of-War Camp in Borneo on Sunday 16 January 1944 (aged 60)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


David Garfield Logie was born on 13 August 1883 in Dundee and he was a son of James and Mary Logie (nee Cameron) who were married in 1880.  James Logie was an engineer and he and Mary had at least seven children – John, Julia, Florence, David Garfield, Harrison, Norman, and Christina.

Before undertaking a series of mechanical engineering apprenticeships, David Logie was educated at Clepington Public School, Dundee, Dundee High School, and Dundee Technical Institute.  In 1904 he was appointed Inspector of Works with the Bengal and North Western Railway Company, Gorakhpur in India and in 1908 he took up a similar position in Lagos, West Africa before returning to India in November 1909.  On 18 April 1913 he became an Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (AMIME).

David Garfield Logie and Jane (Jennie) Mudie from Birkenhead were married on 17 December 1907 in a Presbyterian Church in Bombay, India and their marriage was registered in the third quarter of 1909 in West Derby, Lancashire.  Jennie was the fourth daughter of Alexander and Lillian Mudie; Alexander Mudie was an engine fitter, and his death was registered in the first quarter of 1906.  David and Jennie Logie’s address in England was 25 Thorneycroft Street, Birkenhead and they travelled to many parts of the world in connection with David’s work in India, Singapore, and Borneo.

Jennie Logie died and, on 25 November 1936, David Garfield Logie and Agnes Sarah Adderley (daughter of the Revd Thomas Adderley) were married in Killeshil Parish Church of Ireland Church, Co. Tyrone.  During the Second World War David Garfield Logie was captured by Japanese soldiers and he died of malnutrition in Kuching (Batu Lintang) Prisoner-of-War Camp at Sarawak in Borneo.  Conditions in this camp, which housed both Allied PoWs and civilian internees, were very harsh.  A high proportion of prisoners held there died.

David’s effects in England amounted to some £6,996 and probate was granted to his widow, Agnes Sarah Logie.  Agnes Sarah Logie of Armachia, 32 Seacliff Road, Bangor and later Kimberley, Newry Road, Banbridge was 64 when she died on 9 April 1951 in Downshire Hospital, Downpatrick.

Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the Second World War, the names of some 67,092 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.