Doran John George Fusilier 4276646

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Name Doran John George
Army number 4276646
Rank Fusilier. Battalion records show Lance Corporal.
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests birth registered Q1 1914 at Tynemouth. Mother's maiden surname Winship.
Age 31 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 1/9/1945, location not yet known, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese. Battalion records suggest that he was believed to have died with F Force on the Burma-Siam border during 1943. CWGC information shows a different date of death.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lance Corporal.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 1/9/1945 - cause of death not known. Initially interred Candow Cemetery - Graves 19 & 20. Re-interred January 1946 in Grave B6.J.19. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. No headstone inscription. Probate granted 6/7/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Dorothy Doran - widow - apparently John's mother.
Home address Mother lived at 18, Freehold Street, Blyth, Northumberland.
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