Oliver George William Clunie Fusilier 4273940

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Name Oliver George William Clunie
Army number 4273940
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth June 1921. Not yet known.
Age 21 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 26/5/1943, whilst a prisoner of the Japanese, at Tarsoa, Siam.
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 26/5/1943 - cause of death Dysentery. Interred in Grave 108/1 Tarsoa No. 1 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.F.50. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE". Probate granted 12/4/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Isabel Oliver, widow (mother).
Home address Son of Alfred and Isabel Oliver of Eglingham, Northumberland. Mother lived at The Cottage, Eglingham, Alnwick, Northumberland.
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