Stewart John Fusilier 4275572
Name Stewart John
Army number 4275572
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research indicates birth probably registered 1918, in Hexham, mother's maiden surname not yet identified. (There are conflicting results for his birth and family members on Ancestry.co.uk.)
Age 25 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 29/6/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location - Tarsoa, Siam.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
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 29/6/1943 - cause of death Dysentery. Interred Grave 197/1 Tarsoa No. 1 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.G.18. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "COME UNTO ME, ALL YE THAT LABOUR, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST".
Home address Son of John and Eleanor Ann Stewart (nee Gale) of Thropton, Northumberland. Mother lived at Preston Tower, Chathill, Northumberland.