Critchley Edward Fusilier 4278386

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Name Critchley Edward
Army number 4278386
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 15/11/1913 in Tynemouth, mother's maiden surname Smith.
Age 30 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 1/2/1944 at Tampie, 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 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 1/2/1944 from Malaria. Buried initially in Grave 2 Tampie Yampi. Re-interred 11/3/1946 in Grave 6.D.14. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. No headstone inscription. Probate granted 10/9/1946 Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address In 1939 he was living at 25, Hodgsons Road, Blyth with his wife and a lodger, and working as a Shipyard Labourer. At the time of his death his wife, Ellen, was c/o NAAFI Canteen, Kirkbank Hall, Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire.
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