Tait John Fusilier 4271077
Name Tait John
Army number 4271077
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Researc h suggests birth registered 1916 in Glendale, Northumberland; mother's maiden surname Kerr.
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 9/3/1944 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Tarsoa, Siam.
Company/Battery Z 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 9/3/1944 - cause of death Quinine convulsions. Interred Grave 460/2 Tarsoa No. 2 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.D.47. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "ASLEEP IN JESUS".
Home address Son of George and Margaret Tait of Cornhill, Northumberland. Mother lived at Ford Westfield, Berwick upon Tweed.
Fusilier John Tait appears to be the brother of Fusilier William Tait, who Died at Nakom Paton on 5th June 1945.