Newton Mark Fusilier 4274091

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Name Newton Mark
Army number 4274091
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1920 at Alnwick, mother's maiden surname Davison.
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 28/10/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese. Location - Sunkrae on Burma-Siam border according to Regimental notes.
Company/Battery Y 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 28/10/1943 - cause of death Beri Beri. Initial interment in Sunkrae Grave No. 2 Row 1. Re-interred December 1945 in Grave B4.G.14. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "WE CANNOT, LORD, THY PURPOSE SEE BUT ALL IS WELL THAT'S DONE BY THEE". Probate granted 27/6/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to John HUnter, farmer.
Home address Son of John Taylor Newton and Eleanor Newton of Outchester, Northumberland. Mother lived at Outchester, Belford, Northumberland.
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