Robson Albert Roy Russell Lance Corporal 4276224
Name Robson Albert Roy Russell
Army number 4276224
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth 7/10/1919.
Age 24 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 9/11/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Chunkai, Siam.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 9/11/1943 - cause of death Dysentery and Beri Beri. Interred in Grave 870N Chunkai. Re-interred in Grave 6.G.2. Chungkai War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "A SMILING FACE, A HEART OF GOLD, TO US HIS DEAR MEMORY WILL NEVER GROW OLD". Probate granted 13/11/1945 at Durham to Mary Leah Hansom wife of John Henry Hansom.
Home address Son of Mary Leah Hanson of Frosterley, County Durham. At the time of the 1939 General Register Albert worked as a Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver - possibly for the Co-operative Wholesale Society - and lived at 5, Front Street. Mother lived at 5, Front Street, Frosterley, County Durham.
Lance Corporal Robson is commemorated on the village War Memorial in Frosterley. This can be seen on the North East War Memorials Website www.newmp.org.uk Reference F41.02.
Albert's mother's surname is given on CWGC as Hanson and on Probate records as Hansom.