Eyton Cecil Lance Corporal 4275669

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Name Eyton Cecil
Army number 4275669
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered in Gateshead 1919, mother's maiden surname Ford.
Age 25
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 25/5/1945 at Wan Yai Station, 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 Lance Corporal.
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 Beri Beri on a train coming up-country to Tamuray 25/5/1945. Initially interred in Grave 524 Tarsao No. 2 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.E.14. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON. AT REST". Probate granted 18/6/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Cecil's father.
Home address Son of John and Alice Eyton of Gateshead. Mother lived at 13, Langthwaite Road, Gateshead.
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