Johnson Lewis Fusilier 4278447

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Name Johnson Lewis
Army number 4278447
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Assumed to be 1913 but exact date and location not yet known.
Age 29
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 13/4/1942 at Changi, Singapore, 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 Dysentery 13/4/1942. Buried initially by Reverend E W B Cordingly, Chaplain to the Forces in Grave 3/L 12 Chnagi Cemetery. Re-interred 20/4/1946 in Grave 7.C.10. Kranji War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "YOU ARE EVER NEAR STILL LOVED, STILL MISSED AND EVER DEAR. "GOD GIVETH AND GOD TAKETH"".
Home address Son of Lewis and M A Johnson. Marriage details not yet traced. Husband of A Johnson who lived at 70 Chandos Street, Gateshead.
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