Scott Matthew Fusilier 4278276

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Name Scott Matthew
Army number 4278276
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth 9/4/1920, Wallsend.
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 1/8/1945 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Diitrey, 12km from Pratchapkirikan, Siam.
Company/Battery HQ 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 1/8/1945 - cause of death Malaria. Interred Grave 95, 12 KIlometere Camp, Diitrey. Re-interred 4/4/1946 in Grave 6.E.66. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "THE ETERNAL GOD IS THY REFUGE, AND UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS".
Home address Son of Matthew and Margaret Anne Scott (nee Smith) of Wallsend, Northumberland. At the time of the 1939 General Register Matthew was living at 35, Thames Street East and was working in coal mining as a screen worker. Mother lived at 35, Thames Street East, Wallsend on Tyne.
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