Gregson Henry Fusilier 6210596

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Name Gregson Henry
Army number 6210596
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 9/8/1919 according to research.
Age 24
Unit Enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment - dates not known. Transferred to, or re-enlisted in, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 18/9/1943 at Chungkai, 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 of tropical ulcers and dysentery 18/9/1943. Buried initially in Grave 466N at Chungkai. Re-interred in grave 6.J.10. Chungkai War Cemetery. No family detail or inscription on his headstone. Probate granted 15/4/1946 at Wakefield to Olive Chadwick, wife of Kenneth Chadwick.
Home address At the time of the 1939 General Register, Henry was living at 4, Newick Road, Hackney, London and working as a Labourer in a Food Mill. Henry's Aunt - Miss Warburton - lived at 32 Wansbeck Street, Battlefield, Newcastle upon Tyne and that was shown as his home address in CWGC records.
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