McManus Myles Fusilier 2980548

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Name McManus Myles
Army number 2980548
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Assumed to be 1914, but exact date not yet known.
Age 29 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - dates not known. Transferred to, or re-enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 1/8/1943 at Tarsoa, Siam, 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 as 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 debility 1/8/1943. Buried initially in Grave 82/2 at Tarsoa No. 2 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.A.56. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "TOO FAR AWAY YOUR GRAVE TO SEE BUT NOT TOO FAR TO THINK OF THEE. R.I.P.".
Home address Son of John and Sarah McManus of Paisley, Renfrewshire. Mother lived at 116, Fercuslie Road, Paisley, Glasgow.
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