Nockels Douglas Fusilier 4274854

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Name Nockels Douglas
Army number 4274854
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1919 at Tynemouth, Northumberland; mother's maiden surname Smith.
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 15/11/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese - location Tarsoa, Siam according to Regimental notes.
Company/Battery Z 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 15/11/1943 - cause of death Cholera, according to Regimental notes. Buried Grave 363/2 Tarsoa No. 2 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.C.64. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "MAY LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON HIM". Probate granted 29/11/1945 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Adam Thompson Nockels (father).
Home address Son of Adam Thompson Nockels and Margaret Nockels (nee Smith) of Newcastle upon Tyne. Father lived at 3, Tosson Terrace, Newcastle 6.
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