Humpish John Corporal 4264905
Name Humpish John
Army number 4264905
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research indicates birth registered Q1 1908, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 15/6/1942 at Changi, Singapore, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet 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 15/6/1962 from a perforated gastric ulcer. Initially interred Grave 3/L/12 Changi Cemetery. Re-interred 23/4/1946 in Grave 9.C.9. Kranji War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM".
Home address Son of William Humpish and Isabella Humpish (nee Crozier). Lived with his family in Byker in 1911 at the time of the Census. Married Doris Wigg, Q3 1943, Newcastle upon Tyne. Husband of Doris Humpish, who lived at 12 Creswell Street, Byker. (CWGC show Bellingham, County Durham).