Cook John Richard Fusilier 4273814

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Name Cook John Richard
Army number 4273814
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests birth registered Morpeth 1919, mother's maiden surname Walton.
Age 24 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 30/4/1944 at Chungkai, Siam whilst a prisoner in Japanese hands.
Company/Battery W 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 in Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 30/4/1944. Cause of death - Pellagra. Buried initially in grave 1266N Chungkai. Re-interred in grave 2.B.B. Chungkai War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN... WE WILL REMEMBER." GOD'S GREATEST GIFT, REMEMBRANCE".
Home address Son of John Richard and Agnes Anne Cook of Barrington Colliery (near Bedlington), Northumberland. Mother lived at 33 Alexandria Road, Bedlington Colliery, Northumberland.
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