Sheils Patrick John Sergeant 7011208
Name Sheils Patrick John
Army number 7011208
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Not yet known - possibly in Ireland and difficult to trace with such a common name.
Age 48 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles - dates not known. Transferred to, or re-enlisted in, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 19/7/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kanchanaburi.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 19/7/1943 - cause of death unknown. Interred initially at Tasao No. 2 Cemetery, Grave 16. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.A.15. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "ON HIS SOUL, SWEET JESUS, HAVE MERCY; MAY HE REST IN PEACE". Probate granted 24/4/1946 at Newcastle on Tyne to Frances Sheils, Patrick's widow.
Home address Son of John and Ellen Sheils. Married Frances Affleck Q4 1939, Newcastle upon Tyne. Husband of Frances Sheils of Newcastle upon Tyne.