Dunbar Alan Fusilier 4273273

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Name Dunbar Alan
Army number 4273273
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered Alnwick, Northumberland, Q2 1915, mother's maiden surname Johnson.
Age 28
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 24/8/1943 at Chungkai, Siam, 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 Beri Beri and Malnutrition 24/8/1943. Buried initially in Grave 291N at Chungkai by Reverend Thompson. Re-interred in Grave 5.K.5. Chungkai War Cemetery - exact date not yet known. No family details or inscription on his headstone.
Home address Son of James and Mary Jane Dunbar of Alnmouth, Northumberland. Brother lived at Bilton, Alnmouth.
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