Armstrong Angus Sergeant 4273537

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Name Armstrong Angus
Army number 4273537
Rank Sergeant
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 4/9/1904 - birth registered Q4, Carlisle , Cumberland according to research.
Age 41 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. Taken Prisoner at Singapore 15/2/1942. Died of Malaria, Sonkrai, Siam 1943 (CWGC has his date of death as 19/7/1945).
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Sergeant.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured by the Japanese 15/2/1942 when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action Died 19/7/1945 (CWGC records) while a prisoner of the Japanese. Battalion Part II Orders have his death as occurring in 1943. Initially interred Sonkrai Cemetery Grave 32/37 Block C (no date given). Re-buried December 1945 in Grave B3.K.15, Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "LOVINGLY REMEMBERED BY HIS WIFE ELSIE AND SONS JOHN AND HOWARD".
Home address Son of John Sylvanus and Mary Ann Armstrong. Husband of Elsie Smith Armstrong of Felton, Northumberland (married Q2 1927, Morpeth). In 1939 Angus was living with his wife and two sons, and a lady lodger - a shorthand typist, at 3, Beacon Streeet, Alnwick, Northumberland, and working as a Colliery Deputy Overman. (When Battalion Part II Orders were written in September 1945 his widow was described as living at 3, Beacon Road, Hampeth, Morpeth).
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