Dowie Albert Fusilier 4271693

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Name Dowie Albert
Army number 4271693
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Born 1921, Alnwick, Northumberland. Mother's maiden surname Pile.
Age 21
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 6/3/1943 at Changi, Singapore, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known.
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 of Appendicitis 6/3/1943. Buried 7/3/1943 initially in Grave FF2, Changi Military Cemetery. Re-interred 1/5/1946 in Grave 13.A.11. Kranji War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "DEEP IN OUR HEARTS A MEMORY IS KEPT OF A SON WE LOVED AND WILL NEVER FORGET".
Home address Son of James and Annie Wilson Dowie of Barresdale, Northumberland. Father lived at 19, Narrowgate, Alnwick.
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