Smith George Edward 4274102

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Name Smith George Edward
Army number 4274102
Rank Corporal
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth Not yet definitively identified.
Age 29 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (enlistment date not yet known). Posted to the 9th Battalion. Transferred to the Army Catering Corps. Attached to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 23/5/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese at Tonchan, Siam.
Company/Battery Y Company
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Cook.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions Corporal.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes, captured at Singapore 15/2/1942 when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action Died 23/5/1943 of Dysentery and Pneumonia. Interred in Grave 60, Tonchan. Re-interred 22/2/1946 Grave 8. D. 12. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads - "NOT GONE FROM MEMORY, NOT GONE FROM LOVE BUT GONE TO OUR FATHER'S HOME ABOVE". Probate granted 7/1/1946, Newcastle upon Tyne to Catherine Landreth Smith (mother).
Home address Son of George and Catherine Landreth Smith (nee Taylor) of Middleton, Northumberland. Mother lived at Smeafield Lodge, Belford, Northumberland.
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