Robertson Robert Fusilier 4274099

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Name Robertson Robert
Army number 4274099
Rank Fusilier
Decorations Not so far as is known.
Date of birth Research indicates birth registered 1916 at Newcastle upon Tyne. Mother's maiden surname Munro.
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 4/9/1943 (some records show 11/9/1943) whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kanchanaburi, Siam.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Not as far as is known.
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 4/9/1943 - cause of death Dysentery. Interred in Grave 6D, Kanchanaburi Paper Mill, by Reverend Davidson, Chaplain to the Forces. Re-interred 7/2/1946 in Grave 2.L.6. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "TOO DEARLY LOVED TO BE FORGOTTEN". Probate granted 28/2/1946, Newcastle upon Tyne to Jean Robertson, spinster.
Home address Son of Thomas George Robertson and of Mary Jane Robertson (nee Armstrong) of Belford, Northumberland. Mother lived at Fenwick Steads, Belford.
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