Douglas Wilfred Fusilier 4273547

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Name Douglas Wilfred
Army number 4273547
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Born Alnwick, Northumberland, 1921. Mother's maiden name Gair.
Age 22
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 11/8/1943 at Sunkrae on the Siam border 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 11/8/1943 of Dysentery. Buried initially in Grave 5, block A, row 3, No.2 Cemetery - Sunkrae. Re-interred December 1945 in Grave B3.E.8. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "PEACEFULLY SLEEPING FAR FROM HOME; IN GOD'S OWN TIME WE WILL MEET AGAIN".
Home address Son of Ormund and Isabella Douglas of Amble, Northumberland. Mother lived at 3, Broomhill Street, Amble and was there with Wilfred's siblings at the time of the 1939 General Register, though Wilfred himself was not apparently present at that date.
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