Coutts John Fusilier 4271203
Name Coutts John
Army number 4271203
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests birth registered 1918, mother's maiden surname Davidson.
Age 25 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 22/9/1943 at Kami Sunkrae on the Burma-Siam border whilst a prisoner in Japanese hands.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 in Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 22/9/1943. Cause of death - Beri Beri. Buried initially in Grave 96, Sunkrae. Re-interred December 1945 in Grave B4.S.17, Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "FATHER, IN THY GRACIOUS KEEPING, WE LEAVE OUR DEAR ONE SLEEPING. R.I.P." Probate granted to his father, 27th June 1946, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address Son of John and Annie Coutts of Ford Moss, Ford, Northumberland. Mother lived at Crookham, Eastfield, Cornhill on Tweed.