Condon Dennis Aster Gunner 926807

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Name Condon Dennis Aster
Army number 926807
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Born in Castletown, Isle of Man, 31/1/1912 (some records show 31/3/1912).
Age 32 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery and underwent Basic Training. Posted to the 88th Anti-Tank Regiment.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 on the surrender of Singapore. Taken Prisoner of War by the Japanese.
Died/Killed in action Died 12/9/1944 aged 32 in the attack by an American submarine on a Japanese transport making its way to the Japanese mainland. As the ship did not carry the relevant identification, provided for under the Geneva Convention, to show that PoWs were aboard, the Americans were, sadly, unaware of the cargo. Commemorated, as are hundreds of other casualties from this attack, on the Singapore Memorial - at Column 15.
Home address Father - James Condon 1879 - ?, mother Lavinnia Uglow 1876 - ?. Married Jean Abram.
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