O'Hare John Robert Lance Corporal 4273563

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Name O'Hare John Robert
Army number 4273563
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth Born 2/9/1917. Birth registered 1917, Rothbury, Northumberland; mother's maiden surname Henaghan.
Age 25 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 14/5/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese - location Chungkai, Siam.
Company/Battery W Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions 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 14/5/1943 - cause of death Dysentery. Interred in Grave 131S at Chungkai Cemetery Extension. Re-interred 13/8/1948 in Grave 9.N.2. Chungkai War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads :- "HE LIVES WITH US IN HEART AND MIND, UNTIL WE LEAVE THIS WORLD BEHIND.MOTHER". Probate granted 11/3/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Isabella O'Hare (mother).
Home address Son of Robert and Isabella O'Hare of Morpeth, Northumberland. Mother lived at 54, Sanderson Gardens, Morpeth.
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