Tonkinson Sidney Fusilier 4278917
Name Tonkinson Sidney
Army number 4278917
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 2/9/1915. Birth registered Q4 1915 in Tynemouth. Mother's maiden surname Robinson.
Age 28 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 9/6/1943 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 9/6/1943 - cause of death Dysentery and Beri Beri. Interred in Grave 132/1 Tarsoa NO. 1 Cemetery. Re-interred 1/3/1946 in Grave 4.F.61. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "REMEMBRANCE".
Home address Son of Robert Henry and Edith Tonkinson of 26, Southwick Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, County Durham. At the time of the 1939 General Register Sidney was living at 26 Southwick Road with his family and working in the Coal Mining industry as an underground shift worker.