Burnett Alan Fusilier 4274209

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Name Burnett Alan
Army number 4274209
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Date not yet known.
Age 29 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 as a prisoner in Japanese hands 19/7/1943.
Company/Battery Z 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 Yes - captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 19/7/1943 at Tonchan, Siam. Cause of death not known. Buried by Acting Major E W Swanton of 148th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, initially in Grave 97 at Tonchan Main Cemetery, Siam. Re-interred 22/2/1946 in Grave 8.D.8 Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN".
Home address Son of Moses Alan Burnett and Ellen Burnett of Berwick-on-Tweed. Father lived at East Ord, Berwick upon Tweed.
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