Dodd Joseph Thompson Fusilier 4278543

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Name Dodd Joseph Thompson
Army number 4278543
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 22/12/1911, registered Q1 1912, mother's maiden surname, Martin.
Age 31
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 31/5/1943 at Sunkrae on the Siam border whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery W 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 31/5/1943 - cause of death not yet known. Buried initially in Grave C27, Sunkrae. Re-interred December 1945 in Grave B4.N.14. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "EVER REMEMBERED BY ALL AT HOME". Probate granted to his widow 15/1/1947.
Home address Son of Joseph Cowing Dodd and Jane Dodd. Married Mary Walton Q4, 1937. Resident with his wife at Bellingham at the time of the 1939 Register. Worked as a Permanent Way Labourer (presumably on the railway). His widow, Mary Dodd, lived subsequently at West View, West Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland.
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