Boswell Donald Gilbert Company Quartermaster Sergeant 4273903
Name Boswell Donald Gilbert
Army number 4273903
Rank Company Quartermaster Sergeant.
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered in Castle Ward, Northumberland in 1921. Mother's maiden surname Donald.
Age 23 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. Died at sea 12/9/1944 whilst in captivity and being transported to Japan on the Rakuyo Maru.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Quartermaster Sergeant.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action Drowned 12/9/1944. Not included on Lt Col Flower's list in Part II Orders of September 1945 but information concerning his death became available later. Commemorated on Column 45 of the Singapore Memorial as presumably his remains were unable to be recovered.
Home address Son of Gilbert and Mary E.R. Boswell of South Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
See the IWM article on this sinking here.