Henderson John Willis Fusilier 4274079

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Name Henderson John Willis
Army number 4274079
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered in Morpeth in 1920; mother's maiden surname Willis.
Age 23 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 18/12/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese - location Tanbazaya, Burma.
Company/Battery Z 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 18/12/1943 - cause of death - Dysentery, Beri Beri and Pellagra. Interred in Grave 731 at Tanbazaya. Re-interred June 1946 in Grave B6.Y.3. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. The inscription on the headstone reads - "REST IN PEACE". Probate granted 14/5/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Alexander Henderson, Agricultural Labourer.
Home address Son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Henderson of Bewick, Northumberland. Father lived at Bewick Folly, Alnwick.
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