Park Thomas Henry Fusilier 4275510

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Name Park Thomas Henry
Army number 4275510
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 2/3/1913. Birth registered Q2 1913 at Morpeth - mother's maiden surname Archbold.
Age 31 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 5/2/1945 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese - location - Sendae No. 1 Camp, Japan.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes – captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 5/2/1945 - cause of death unknown. Ashes in marked urn initially interred 7/2/1946 British Mausoleum, Yokahama, UK Wall Niche A-C-6. Re-interred 12/9/1946 in Grave A.C.6. British Section, Yokohama War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "THOUGHTS GO BACK TO BYGONE DAYS LIFE MOVES ON BUT MEMORY STAYS". Probate granted 7/8/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Thomas King, Colliery Deputy.
Home address Son of John T and Dorothy Park of Bedlington, Northumberland. Married Elizabeth King Q1 1936 at Morpeth. At the time of the 1939 General Register, Thomas was living with his wife at 6, Grand View, Bedlington and working underground as a Colliery Stoneman. Husband of Elizabeth Park of 1, Cornwell Crescent, Bedlington, Northumberland.
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