Emerson James Arthur Fusilier 4274806

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Name Emerson James Arthur
Army number 4274806
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered in Castle Ward, Northumberland in 1918. Mother's maiden surname Hannant.
Age 25
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 5/11/1943 at Tarsoa, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery X 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 5/11/1943 of Dysentery and Bronchial Pneumonia. Buried initially in Grave 374/2 at Tarsoa. Re-interred in Grave 4.C.71. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "UNTIL THE DAWN BREAKS, BELOVED". Probate granted 4/12/1945 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Ethel May Emerson, widow.
Home address Husband of Ethel M Emerson who lived at 14, High Street, Newburn on Tyne.
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