Eagleton Gerard Lance Corporal 4127820

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Name Eagleton Gerard
Army number 4127820
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1919, in Salford, mother's maiden surname Savage.
Age 24
Unit Enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment - dates not known. Re-enlisted in, or transferred to, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - dates not known. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 10/2/1944 at Tarsoa, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
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 of Amoebic dysentery and debility 10/2/1944. Buried initially in Grave 596/2 at Tarsoa. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.E.40 in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Probate granted to William Eagleton 31/1/1946, Manchester office.
Home address Father - William Eagleton, mother Catherine Cate Eagleton (nee Savage). Gerard and his father lived at 28, Rockley Street, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire.
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