Mills Gordon Wilson Fusilier 4272872

From 70 Brigade
Jump to: navigation, search

Personnel Entry

Image placeholder
Image placeholder

Name Mills Gordon Wilson
Army number 4272872
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1919 at Alnwick. Mother's maiden surname Ross.
Age 23 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 29/8/1943 at Kando, Burma, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Extract from Regimental records suggests promotion to Lance Corporal.
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 Malaria and Malnutrition 29/8/1943. Initially interred in Kando Cemetery - Graves 19 and 20. Re-interred January 1946 in Grave B6.J.4. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "THY WILL BE DONE". Probate granted 14/9/1946 Newcastle upon Tyne to John Edward Mills, electrical fitter.
Home address Son of George Wilson Mills and Isabella Susan Mills of Alnwick, Northumberland. Father lived at 52, Clayport, Alnwick.
Source table