Tait William Fusilier 4271073
Name Tait William
Army number 4271073
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1918 at Glendale, Northumberland; mother's maiden surname Kerr.
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 5/6/1945 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location unknown.
Company/Battery X Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes – captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 5/6/1945 - cause of death Malaria. Interred in Grave E6, at Nakom Paton. Re-interred 4/2/1946 in Grave 8.A.67. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address Research indicates that William married Amy Davison at Belford in Q4, 1934. Wife lived at Ford Westfield, Berwick on Tweed, apparently together with his mother.
Fusilier William Tait appears to be the brother of Fusilier John Tait, who Died at Tarsoa on 9th March 1944.