Stayman William Foreman Fusilier 4278815

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Name Stayman William Foreman
Army number 4278815
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None as far as is known.
Date of birth 8/9/1908, birth registered Q3 1908.
Age 35 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 31/7/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kanu River Camp, Siam.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions None 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 31/7/1943 - cause of death Cholera. Interred Grave 4 - at Kanu River Camp No. 1 Cemetery. Re-interred 17/3/1946 in Grave 8.J.4. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE. REMEMBERED ALWAYS. MOTHER AND ALL AT HOME".
Home address Son of William Foreman Stayman and Jane Singleton Stayman (nee Graham) of North Shields, Northumberland. At the time of the 1911 Census the family were living in 4 Lawson Street, North Shields. At the time of the 1939 General Register William was working as a Shipyard Labourer. Father died in 1940. Mother lived at 4, Tennyson Terrace, North Shields.
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Battalion records show date of death as 30/7/1943 and original grave number as 83. CWGC figures have been used in the above text.