Ions Harold Fusilier 4449243
Name Ions Harold
Army number 4449243
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests birth registered in Gateshead Q2 1914, mother's maiden surname Rutherford.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry - 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 15/7/1945 at Ransang, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 15/7/1945 of Dysentery at Ransang. Initially interred 7 Kilometeres North of Ransang, Siam in a marked Grave. Re-interred 27/1/1949 in Grave 3.A.15. Chungkai War Cemetery. No family detail or inscription on headstone. Probate granted 12/10/1946 to Roger Ions.
Home address Harold and his family had lived at 191 New Road, Dagenham, Essex, and Regimental Records show his mother as living at that address.