Scott George Lance Corporal 4273857
Name Scott George
Army number 4273857
Rank Lance Corporal
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1919 in Glendale, Northumberland. Mother's maiden surname Howard.
Age 24 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served Malaya. DIED 27/9/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Tanbizaya, Burma.
Company/Battery HQ 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 27/9/1943 - cause of death Tropical ulcers and Beri Beri. Interred in Grave 318 Tanbizaya Cemetery 9. Re-interred January 1946 in Grave B6.L.2. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. No headstone inscription. Probate granted 27/9/1946 in London to James Scott, retired butcher.
Home address Father lived at Roseberry Cottage, Ramsay Lane, Wooler, Northumberland.
Lance Corporal George Scott would appear to be the brother of Fusilier Charles Scott, who died on 10th May 1943 at Kanchanaburi, although they were both in HQ Company.