McCready William Gunner 917072

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Name McCready William
Army number 917072
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth Not yet specifically identified but thought to have been 19/5/1918 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Mother's maiden surname Halls.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery. Posted to 125th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Served B.E.F.? Converted to 125th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Served Malaya. Taken Prisoner. Recovered from Japanese PoW Camp and repatriated.
Company/Battery Not known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Gunner.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known of.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Notification of his capture appeared in the local Press (Sunderland Echo 3/6/1943 - fifteen months after his capture).
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet identified specifically but thought to have been February 1997 in Newcastle upon Tyne, aged 78.
Home address Lived at 11, Brougham Street, Sunderland and subsequently 52 Ancona Street, Sunderland. No marriage yet traced.
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Birth and death dates to be confirmed.