Chisholm Thomas William Fusilier 4273974

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Name Chisholm Thomas William (Regimental Orders show initials as TEW).
Army number 4273974
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered Q3, 1920, Glendale, Northumberland. Mother's maiden surname Lindsay.
Age 23 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 1/12/1943 at Kanchanaburi, Siam, whilst a prisoner in Japanese hands.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 1/12/1943 - cause of death - Beri Beri. Buried initially in grave C6 at the Base Hospital Cemetery, Kanchanaburi. Re-interred 7/1/1946 in Grave 2.A.33. in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address No family details given, other than that his father lived at Fenwick Steads, Belford.
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