Young William Henry Fusilier 4273863

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Name Young William Henry
Army number 4273863
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered Rothbury 1921, mother's maiden surhame Avery.
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 5/5/1945 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Tagri, 60km from Pratchapkirian.
Company/Battery W 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 5/5/1945 - cause of death unknown. Interred Grave 1, Tagri. Re-interred 5/4/1946 in Grave 6.F.30. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER HIM".
Home address Son of Gilbert and Mary Gertrude Young of Rosehill Cottage, Rothbury, Northumberland.
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