Long John Robert Fusilier 4275862

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Name Long John Robert
Army number 4275862
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 10/4/1917 - registered in 1917. Mother's maiden surname McDonald.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry - discharged as unfit*. Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 19/11/1942 at Wampo, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery Y 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 Dysentery 19/11/1942. Buried initially in Grave 4, Wampo. Re-interred 17/19 March 1946 in Grave 8.K.6. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "DEATH DIVIDES US BUT MEMORIES CLING". Probate granted 18/6/1945 to Daniel Long.
Home address Son of Robert Albert Long and of Jane Long of South Shields, County Durham. Mother lived at 18, Back Havelock Street, South Shields.
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  • John's alleged membership of the DLI needs to be investigated. This was drawn from an entry in the 1939 General Register, taken at the end of September 1939.