Knight William Douglas Fusilier 4273514

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Name Knight William Douglas
Army number 4273514
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Date not yet known but thought to be 1918.
Age 25 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 27/8/1943 at Chungkai, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
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 of Amoebic hepatitis 27/8/1943. Buried initially in grave 300N at Chungkai. Re-interred in Grave 5.J.4. in Chungkai War Cemetery - re-burial date not yet known. No headstone inscription or family detail. Probate granted 31/7/1946 to Ivy Langthorne (wife of Isaac Langthorne).
Home address William's mother lived at Garden Cottage, Settrington, Malton, North Yorkshire.
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