Oliver John Robert Fusilier 4274026

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Name Oliver John Robert
Army number 4274026
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth Born 1915, Alnwick, Northumberland; mother's maiden surname Murray.
Age 31 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 16/7/1945 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese - location Diitrey, 12km from Pratchapkirikan, Siam.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None as far as is known.
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 16/7/1945 - cause of death Typhus and Beri Beri. Interred in Grave 61, Diitrey at 12Km mark, 20Km Nong Hin, Margui Road. Re-interred 4/4/1946 in Grave 6.E.44. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "'AT REST' HIS LOVING WIFE RENE". Probate granted 25/6/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to his widow.
Home address Son of George and Margaret Oliver. Married Irene Margaret Henderson 4/4/1941. Lived at High Humbleton Farm, Wooler, Northumberland. Husband of Irene Margaret Oliver of Whittingham, Northumberland. Mrs Oliver lived c/o Mrs Jackson Broadstruther, Wooler, Northumberland.
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