Grundy Harry Fusilier 4127724

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Name Grundy Harry
Army number 4127724
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 24/2/1919.
Age 24
Unit Enlisted in the Cheshire 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 29/10/1943 (CWGC shows 28/10/1943) at Chungkai, 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 Avitaminosis and malnutrition 28/10/1943 (Regimental Orders show 29/10/1943). Buried initially in Grave 792N at Chungkai by Reverend Thompson. Re-interred in Grave 6.N.14. Chungkai War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "SAFE IN GOD'S KEEPING. IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER". Probate granted 13/10/1945 in Manchester to Mary Hannah Grundy, Harry's mother.
Home address Son of John and Mary Hannah Grundy of Shaw, Lancashire. At the time of the 1939 General Register, Harry was living at Crompton, Lancashire and working as a Big Piecer at a Cotton Spinning Mill. Father lived at 65, Beech Street, Shaw, Near Oldham.
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