Midgley Leslie Fusilier 4275182

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Name Midgley Leslie
Army number 4275182
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known
Date of birth Birth registered 1918 South Shields. Mother's maiden surname Tatham.
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 17/7/1943 (CWGC has 18/7/1943) at Kanchanaburi, Siam, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery HQ 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 18/7/1943 (Regimental Orders show 17/7/1943). Buried initially in Grave 95, Kanchanaburi Paper Mill, by Reverend Davidson, Chaplain to the Forces. Re-interred 22/1/1946 in Grave 2.F.77. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "IT MAY BE, IN THE BETTER LAND WE'LL KNOW THE MEANING OF OUR TEARS, AND UNDERSTAND".
Home address Son of Minnie Jane Midgley and stepson of Daniel McKay of Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Mother lived at 16, Laburnum Avenue, Whitley Bay.
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