Cummings John George Fusilier 4276642

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Name Cummings John George
Army number 4276642
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 21/11/1915, no details available of mother's maiden surname.
Age 27
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 10/11/1943 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 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 10/11/1943 of Amoebic Dysentery. Buried initially in Grave 876N at Chungkai. Re-interred in Grave 6.G.7. Chungkai War Cemetery - date not yet known. No family details or inscription on headstone.
Home address Worked as a Painter and Decorator. He and his widowed mother lived at 239 Buddle Road in Newcastle upon Tyne at the time of the 1939 Register. Mother subsequently lived at 24, Helen Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.
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