Crampton Kenneth George Fusilier 4276776

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Name Crampton Kenneth George
Army number 4276776
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 23/5/1914.
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 15/12/1943 at Chungkai, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery Y 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 15/12/1943 of Amoebic dysentery. Buried initially in grave 1038N, Chungkai. Re-interred in grave 3.L.5. Chungkai War Cemetery. No headstone inscription. Probate granted to widow, Mary Louisa Crampton, 4/2/1946, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address Father - Alfred R Crampton, mother - Isabella Crampton. Worked as a motor driver. Married Mary L Armstrong Q2 1940, Newcastle upon Tyne. Lived at Belle Villa, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne. Wife lived at 2, Pine Street, Fawdon.
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