Stephenson Thomas Fusilier 4449673

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Name Stephenson Thomas
Army number 4449673
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests birth registered Q2 1914 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Mother's maiden surname Black.
Age 29 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the The Durham Light Infantry - dates not known but probably Summer 1939, judging by his Regimental Number. Served in 9th Battalion DLI? Transferred to, or re-enlisted in, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion RNF. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 29/5/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kanchanaburi, Siam.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes – captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 29/5/1943 - cause of death - Chronic diarrhoea and debility. Interred in Grave 10, Kanchanaburi Paper Mill Cemetery. Re-interred 29/1/1946 in Grave 2.F.5. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address Wife lived at 14 Clydesdale Road, Byker, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
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