Castle Joseph Fusilier 4275798

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Name Castle Joseph
Army number 4275798
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 2/4/1917.
Age 26 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 19/10/1943 at Chungkai, Siam, (CWGC shows date of death as 29/10/1943) whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery X 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 of Malnutrition and Avitaminosis 29/10/1943 (Regimental records show date of death as 19/10/1943). Buried initially by Father Cowan, Chaplain to the Forces, in grave 370N, Chungkai, Siam. Re-interred in grave 9.A.12 in Chungkai War Cemetery.
Home address Father Joseph Castle, mother Jane O Castle (nee Doddy). Father lived at 58, Howe Street, Gateshead.
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