White William Fusilier 4278508

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Name White William
Army number 4278508
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Not yet identified - common name.
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 19/4/1942 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Changi, Singapore.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
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 19/4/1942 - cause of death Encephalitis. Initially interred in Grave 3/L 12 Changi Cemetery A-E-3. Re-interred 20/4/1946 in Grave 7.C.18. Kranji War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address Wife lived at 9, Burn Row, East Holleywell, Northumberland. Date of marriage and identity of spouse not yet finally traced.
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