Suggett Harold Fusilier 4276736
Name Suggett Harold
Army number 4276736
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 28/12/1915.
Age 27 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 18/7/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location - Tarsoa, Siam.
Company/Battery Y 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 18/7/1943 - cause of death Beri Beri and Dysentery. Interred in Grave 19/2 Tarsoa No. 2 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.A.16. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address At the time of the 1939 General Register Harold was living at 6, Windy Ridge, Gateshead with his parents Joseph and Minie and working as a Painter and Decorator. Harold married Ethel Burns in Q3, 1940 in Durham North-Eastern District. Wife lived at 15 Rowlandson Terrace, Felling, Gateshead.
Thanks are due to Beverly Wright via Ancestry.co.uk for access to the image of Harold. The image came from the collection of his late widow.