Reed Joseph Fusilier 4276545

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Name Reed Joseph
Army number 4276545
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth Research suggests 17/6/1916. Birth registered 1916, mother's maiden surname Walls.
Age 27 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 29/6/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kinsiok, Siam.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Not 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 29/6/1943 - cause of death Dysentery. Interred by Captain C C Webb, 6th Suffolks, presumably at Kinsiok. No details of this on CWGC records, presumably as his remains were unable to be recovered post-war. Commemorated on Column 47 of the Singapore Memorial. No trace of Probate Grant.
Home address Son of Mr and Mrs J Reed of Benwell. Worked as a Shipyard Labourer. At the time of the 1939 General Register he was single. Married Clara Moffat Q2 1940, Newcastle upon Tyne. Husband of C Reed of 68 Midway, Low Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne.
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