Mason Frederick Lance Corporal 4275559

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Name Mason Frederick
Army number 4275559
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests birth registered at Tynemouth, Northumberland, 1919. Mother's maiden surname Mason.
Age 24 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 7/8/1943 at Kinsiok Station, 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 Lance Corporal.
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 7/8/1943. Buried initially in Grave H4 at Kinsiok by Major Webb, Punjab Regiment. Re-interred 16/3/1946 in Grave 8.H.51. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART" HE GAVE HIS LIFE THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE".
Home address Aunt - Mrs H Cummings - lived at 24, Hawthorne Villas, Cramlington, Northumberland.
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