Dirom Gavin Fusilier 4271470
Name Dirom Gavin
Army number 4271470
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered Q1, 1921, Glendale, Northumberland.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 23/11/1943 at Chungkai, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 23/11/1943 of Malaria and Amoebic Dysentery. Buried initially in grave 930N at Chungkai. Re-interred in grave 6.C.2. Chungkai War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "SWEET ARE THE MEMORIES, SILENTLY KEPT, OF A SON WE LOVED AND CAN NEVER FORGET". Probate granted to mother, 22/11/1945.
Home address Son of Andrew and Mary Isabella Dirom of Morpeth, Northumberland. Mother lived at High Common Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland.
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