McGregor Walter George Fusilier 4274018

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Name McGregor Walter George
Army number 4274018
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests June 1919, registered in Glendale, Northumberland. Mother's maiden surname Jeffrey. To be confirmed.
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 15/12/1943 at Kanchanaburi, 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 Dysentery and Beri Beri following weakness and starvation. Buried initially in Grave 460, No. 2 Cemetery, Kanchanaburi. Re-interred 11/1/1946 in Grave 2.C.51. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "WHO SACRIFICED AND GAVE HIS LIFE TO SAVE MANKIND FROM TYRANNY". Probate granted 30/5/1946 at York to his widow.
Home address Son of Walter and Isabella McGregor. Married at Great Ouseburn Q2 1941 to Dorothy E. Whitley. Husband of Dorothy Elsie McGregor who lived at Carr Farm, Pool Lane, Green Hammerton, North Yorkshire.
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