Thompson George Edward Fusilier 4271609

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Name Thompson George Edward
Army number 4271609
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Not yet definitively traced.
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 22/5/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Sunkrae, Burma-Siam border. Battalion records show date of death as 22/8/1943.
Company/Battery Y Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
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 22/5/1943 - cause of death Dysentery. Interred in Grave No.2 Block B, Row 3, No. 2 Cemetery Sunkrae. Re-interred December 1945 in Grave B3.J.7. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address Son of John and Alice Thomson of East Chevington, Northumberland. Mother lived at 61, Simonside Terrace, East Chevington.
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