Cree Norman Alexander Fusilier 4279309
Name Cree Norman Alexander
Army number 4279309
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered Q2 1919, Chester-le-Street. Mother's maiden name Hewitson.
Age 24 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 12/1/1944 at the 114 Kilometre Camp in Burma whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore.
Died/Killed in action DIED 12/1/1944. Cause of death - Heart failure and Malaria. No details known of initial interment. Re-interred in Grave B3.R.15 Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Probate granted 11/2/1946 to widow, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address Son of James Vicker Cree and Sarah Elizabeth Cree (nee Hewitson) of Chester-le-Street, County Durham. Husband of Mary Helena Cree of Chester-le-Street. Married Mary H Malloy (1920 - 2001) Q4 1941, Durham Northern District. Lived at 8, The Gardens, Council Houses, Chester le Street.
Norman's younger brother Sidney 4456122 was killed in action with 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry in Belgium on 10th September 1944. His commemorative record can be found here. Sydney had previously served with 11th DLI in the 70th Infantry Brigade and his Memorial Page can be found here.