Mogie Hugh Gordon Sergeant 4269643
Name Mogie Hugh Gordon
Army number 4269643
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Born January 1914, South Shields. Birth registered Q1 1914, mother's maiden surname Maley (although see below).
Age 30 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 12/9/1944, at sea, en route from Singapore to Japan, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese, when the transport Rakuyo Maru was torpedoed by an Allied submarine.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet 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 12/9/1944 - cause of death - drowning. Commemorated on Column 45 of the Singapore Memorial as presumably Hugh's remains were unable to be recovered. Probate granted 11/4/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Priscilla Mogie, widow of Hugh.
Home address Son of William (1874 - 1943) and Sarah Jane Mogie (nee Maloy - although see above). Lived at 5, Oak Street, Seaton Burn, Northumberland. Married Q4 1941 to Priscilla Connell in Northumberland South District. Husband of Priscilla Mogie of Wideopen, Northumberland.
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