Robson William Brown Gunner 910836

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Name Robson William Brown
Army number 910836
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth 1918 in Sunderland. Mother's maiden surname Brown.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery. Posted to 125th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Served B.E.F.? Converted to 125th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Served Malaya. DIED 25/10/1943 as a PoW.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Gunner.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None known of.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes. Captured Singapore 15/2/1942. Notification of his PoW status was published in the local Press (Sunderland Echo 3/6/1943 - fifteen months after his capture).
Died/Killed in action 25/10/1943 whilst a Prisoner of War. Initially interred at Tarsao No. 2 Cemetery in Grave No. 347. Re-buried 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.C.54. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Headstone inscription reads "A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LIFE, SAFE IN GOD'S KEEPING. LOVED & REMEMBERED. KITTY, ALFRED". Probate granted 21/11/1945 at Durham Registry.
Home address Son of Thomas and Mary Anne Robson of Sunderland. Lived at 63, Laburnum Road, Fulwell, Sunderland.
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