Stanbury Frederick Fusilier 4275759

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Name Stanbury Frederick
Army number 4275759
Rank Fusilier (Battalion Orders show Lance Corporal).
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth Birth registered in 1917 at Tynemouth - mother's maiden surname Gerry.
Age 26 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 1/4/1944 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kanchanaburi, Siam.
Company/Battery HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lance Corporal.
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 1/4/1944 - cause of death Cardiac beri beri and heart failure following amoebic dysentery. Interred in Grave 107, H & F Force No. 4 Cemetery, Kanchanaburi. Re-interred 14/1/1946 in Grave 2.D.9. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "ONE OF GOD'S LOVELIEST FLOWERS THAT EVER BLOOMED. SWEET MEMORIES NEVER FADE". Probate granted 1/4/1946 at Newcastle upon TYne to David Stanbury, wagon driver.
Home address Son of David and Helena Stanbury. Father lived at East Bungalow, Netherton Training School, Morpeth, Northumberland.
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