Crowther Thomas Fusilier 4276896

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Name Crowther Thomas
Army number 4276896
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 1/1/1910, birth registered Newcastle upon Tyne Q1 1910. No indication of mother's maiden surname, but see below.
Age 34
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 6/12/1944 at River Valley Road, Singapore whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Notyet 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 6/12/1944 as a result of a haemorrhage resulting from a motor accident. Buried 7/12/1944, initially in Grave 2 Wing Leon PoW Cemetery, Changi. Re-interred 4/5/1946 in Grave 16.D.4. Kranji War Cemetery. No family details or inscription on headstone. Probate granted Newcastle upon Tyne 17/5/1946 to Daniel O'Connell.
Home address Father Joseph Crowther, mother Jane (nee Miller). Worked as a Cartman leading minerals. Married Theresa O'Connell Q2, 1/4/1929, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Thomas' wife lived at 50 Ramdale Road, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne.
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