Carsley George Fusilier 4127738

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Name Carsley George
Army number 4127738
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered in 1918 at Oswestry, Shropshire. Mother's maiden surname Davies.
Age 26 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment - dates not known. Transferred to, or re-enlisted in, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED at sea 12/9/1944 whilst a prisoner in Japanese hands and being transported from Singapore to Japan, when the Rakuyo Maru was torpedoed by an Allied submarine. Reported MISSING by the Japanese.
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 12/9/1944 - cause of death - drowning. Commemorated on Column 46 of the Singapore Memorial as presumably George's remains were unable to be recovered. Probate granted on 14/3/1946 at Lancaster to Alice Carsley, George's widow.
Home address Son of William Carsley and Blodwen Carsley (nee Davies). Married Alice Lister Q4, 1939, Chorley, Lancashire. Husband of Alice Carsley of Chorley, Lancashire. Son, George, born in 1940 - deceased 2000.
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