Reilly James Fusilier 4274136
Name Reilly James
Army number 4274136
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth 1915 or 1916 but exact date not yet known.
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 28/7/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kanchanaburi, Siam.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 28/7/1943 - cause of death unknown. Interred by Reverend Davidson, Chaplain to the Forces, in Grave 115, Kanchanaburi Paper Mill. Re-interred 29/1/1946 in Grave 2.G.7. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM, O LORD R.I.P".
Home address Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Reilly of Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Mother lived at 16, Emma Street, Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland.