Pearson Joseph Lance Corporal 4273941

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Name Pearson Joseph
Army number 4273941
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Probably 1915, but exact date not yet known.
Age 28 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 19/7/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Tonchan Spring, Siam.
Company/Battery Y Company.
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 19/7/1943 - cause of death Cholera. Interred Grave 9, Tonchan Spring, buried by Lieutenant C Cruddas of 9th RNF. Re-interred in Grave 5.K.11. Chungkai War Cemetery - exact date not yet known. Headstone inscription reads:- "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS".
Home address Son of Robert and Elizabeth Pearson. Husband of Mary Pearson (nee Sanderson) of 7, Jubilee Terrace, Seahouses, Northumberland.
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