Elliott Percival Fusilier 4273336

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Name Elliott Percival
Army number 4273336
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered in Morpeth, Northumberland 1919. Mother's maiden surname Rutherford.
Age 23
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 28/8/1943 (CWGC indicates 23rd August) at Tarsoa, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery W 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 of Malnutrition and Malaria 23/8/1943 (Regimental records show 28th August). Buried initially in Grave 150/2 at Tarsoa No. 2 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.B.26. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. No family details on CWGC commemorative record, or inscription on his headstone. Probate granted 7/12/1945 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Sarah Isabella Elliott, wife of James Henry Elliott.
Home address Percival's father lived at 14 Chevington Crescent, Red Row, Morpeth.
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