Cowen William Henry Fusilier 4270931
Name Cowen William Henry
Army number 4270931
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Date not yet known.
Age 29 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 9/10/1943 at Chungkai, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 9/10/1943. Cause of death - Beri Beri and Amoebic Dysentery. Buried by Reverend Thompson initially in grave 648N Chungkai. Re-interred in grave 9.F.5. Chungkai War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "TILL WE MEET AGAIN HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY HIS LOVING MOTHER AND ALL". Probate granted 19/11/1945, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address Son of Lizzie Jane Cowen of Dunston, Gateshead. William had lived at 83, Clapham Street, Dunston on Tyne.