De Roux Manley Ernest Lance Sergeant 4277111

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Name De Roux Manley Ernest
Army number 4277111
Rank Lance Sergeant
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 8/5/1905, Clarendon, Jamaica.
Age 40 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 8/9/1945 having been a prisoner of the Japanese. Repatriation process underway. Declared MISSING in an aircraft lost en route between Bangkok and Rangoon.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lance Sergeant.
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 8/9/1945 - cause of death - fatal air accident - remains apparently unable to be recovered. Commemorated on Column 45 of the Singapore Memorial.
Home address Son of Storks McMahon De Roux (1865 - 1949) and Imogene Victoria Lindo De Roux (1865 - 1920) of May Pen, Jamaica. Traced to an incoming passenger list from Kingston Jamaica to Avonmouth, Bristol in 1934 - returned to Kingston in September 1934. Spouse Olive May Alexandra Rennalls. Children born in 1938 and 1940 (twins). Mrs L B Lyon, Claremont House, Claremont, St Anne, Jamaica SW1 (relationship to Manley not known).
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