Morton Ronald Fusilier 4273505

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Name Morton Ronald
Army number 4273505
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 2/8/1917, Alnwick. Mother's maiden surname Luke.
Age 26 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 9/9/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese - location Tanbizaya according to Regimental notes.
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 9/9/1943 - cause of death Tropical Ulcers according to Regimental notes. Initially interred in Tambya Cemetery,9. Re-buried January 1946 in Grave B1.G.1. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER HIM". Probate granted 15/8/1946 Newcastle upon Tyne to Marguerite Morton, spinster.
Home address Son of Andrew and Margaret Ann Morton of Alnwick, Northumberland. Mother lived at 14, The Dunterns, Alnwick.
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