Scott John Alexander Fusilier 4273951

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Name Scott John Alexander
Army number 4273951
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth Birth registered in Glendale, Northumberland in 1918. Mother's maiden surname Sim.
Age 25 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 27/6/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Tarsoa, Siam.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None, as far as is known.
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 27/6/1943 - cause of death Dysentery and Malaria. Interred Grave 175/1 Tarsoa No. 1 Cemetery by Reverend Alcock, Chaplain to the Forces. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.G.9. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "BLEST ARE THE PURE IN HEART". Probate granted 11/12/1945 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Eleanor Scott, widow (John's mother).
Home address Son of Alexander William and Eleanor Scott. Father lived at Fenton Gardens, Wooler.
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