Bell Norman Fusilier 4276625

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Name Bell Norman
Army number 4276625
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research indicates birth registered Q1 1914. Mother's maiden surname Temperley.
Age 29 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. Died 27/4/1943 (CWGC) - Battalion Part II Orders has 1/9/1943 as date of death - Chungkai, Siam.
Company/Battery HO 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 Captured by the Japanese 15/2/1942 in Singapore, when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action Died 27/4/1943 (but see above) of malaria and malnutrition. Buried - by Reverend Thompson, Chaplain to the Forces - initially in grave 349N Chungkai. Re-interred grave 5.F.3. Chungkai War Cemetery - no date given. Inscription on headstone reads:- " PEACEFULLY SLEEPING, FREE FROM PAIN. TIME PASSES BY BUT MEMORIES REMAIN".
Home address Son of William and Sarah Bell. Husband of Elizabeth Reed Bell, 8 George Street, Coxlodge, Newcastle on Tyne. .
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