Scott James Laidler Corporal 4273855
Name Scott James Laidler
Army number 4273855
Rank Acting Corporal
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered in Alnwick in Q2 1915; mother's maiden surname Laidler.
Age 30 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 2/2/1945 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – at Sendae No. 1 Camp in Japan.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Promotions Acting Corporal.
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 2/2/1945 - cause of death Beri Beri. Remains cremated and buried in British wall niche in Yokohama Mausoleum 26/2/1946. Urn re-interred in Grave E.C.4. British Section, Yokohama War Cemetery 13/9/1946. Inscription on headstone reads - "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM". Probate granted 23/8/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Lilian Scott, James' widow.
Home address Son of John and Elizabeth Jane Scott, husband of Lilian Scott of Glanton, Northumberland. Married Lilian Bulman Q4, 1941, in Cleveland District. James had lived at Chester Road, Holmes Chapel. Wife subsequently lived at Cliffrigg Cottage, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough.