Ormston James Sergeant 4273564

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Name Ormston James
Army number 4273564
Rank Sergeant
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1916, Rothbury, Northumberland; mother's maiden surname Hutchison.
Age 26 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 9/8/1942 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese - location Changi, Singapore.
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Quartermaster Sergeant.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Staff Sergeant - according to CWGC records.
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 9/8/1942 - cause of death Acute Faucial Diphtheria. Initially interred Changi Cemetery (C-E-1). Re-interred 24/4/1946 in Grave 10.A.19. Kranji War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER HIM". Probate granted 16/12/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Margaret Ormston (mother).
Home address Son of James Logan Ormston and Margaret Ormston of Snitter, Northumberland. Father lived at Snitter, Thropton.
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