Leighton George Fusilier 4277789

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Name Leighton George
Army number 4277789
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 19/11/1911.
Age 32 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 6/6/1943 at Changayra, Burma, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery X 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 from Cholera 6/6/1943. No details available of initial interment. Re-interred in Special Memorial 9.M.4. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. No headstone inscription or family detail. Probate granted 7/5/1946 to Thomas William Sword.
Home address Son of William and Rachel Alice Leighton of Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. George and his father lived at 7, Barker Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne and, at the time of the 1939 General Register he was working as a Barman.
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