Smith George Fusilier 4277334
Name Smith George
Army number 4277334
Decorations Not as far as is known
Date of birth 19/6/1913 - subject to confirmation.
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 6/2/1944 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Chungkai, Siam.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 6/2/1944 - cause of death Amoebic Dysentery. Interred Grave 1185N Chungkai. Re-interred in grave 1.D.7. Chungkai War Cemetery - exact date not yet known. No headstone inscription.
Home address At the time of the 1939 General Register George was living at 23 Back Elm Street and working as a Brickyard Millhand. Research suggests he married Ivy L L Lewis in West Ham in 1933. Wife lived at 23, Elm Street, Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne.