Thompson Arthur William Fusilier 4278291

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Name Thompson Arthur William
Army number 4278291
Rank Fusilier (Battalion records show Lance Corporal).
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 29/12/1911, according to 1939 General Register.
Age 31 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 3/8/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Kinsiok, Siam.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lance Corporal.
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 3/8/1943 - cause of death Cholera. Interred in Communal Grave - probably in the Cholera Cemetery - Kinsiok. Remains apparently not able to be recovered, or possibly it was considered unwise to do so. Commemorated on Column 48 of the Singapore Memorial.
Home address Son of George and Mary Isabella Thompson. Husband of Elizabeth Thompson of Bedlington, Northumberland. At the time of the 1939 General Register Arthur worked in Coal Mining as a Colliery Surface Worker. Wife lived at 17, Red Row, Bedlington Station.
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