Riley Douglas Haig Fusilier 4275457

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Name Riley Douglas Haig
Army number 4275457
Rank Fusilier
Decorations Not as far as is known.
Date of birth Birth registered Tynemouth, 1917. Mother's maiden surname Storey.
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 16/9/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kami Sunkrai, Burma-Siam border.
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 16/9/1943 - cause of death Beri Beri. Initially interred Kami Sonkrai Cemetery 28. Re-interred December 1945 in Grave B3.Z.10. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "NOT JUST TODAY, BUT EVERY DAY, IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER". Probate granted 22/6/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to George William Harold Riley, commissionaire (father).
Home address Son of George William Harold Riley and Elizabeth Riley of Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Father lived at 2 Waverly Avenue, Monkseaton.
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