Black David Fusilier 4267620
Name Black David
Army number 4267620
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests birth registered Q3 1911 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Mother's maiden surname Lunn.
Age 33 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. Taken prisoner by the Japanese 15/2/1942. Died at sea 12/9/1944 whilst being transported from Singapore to Japan when the Rakuyo Maru was torpedoed by an Allied submarine. Reported MISSING by the Japanese.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured Singapore 15/2/1942 when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action Drowned 12/9/1944. Not included on Lt Col Flower's list in Battalion Part II Orders, September 1945, but details of his death became available later. Commemorated on Column 46 of the Singapore Memorial, as presumably David's remains were unable to be recovered. No family detail on CWGC records.
Home address No family information as yet.
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