Townsley Ambrose Sergeant 4265967

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Name Townsley Ambrose
Army number 4265967
Rank Sergeant
Decorations None known.
Date of birth 12/3/1909.
Age 35 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 26/6/1944 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Nakom Paton, Siam.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Sergeant.
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 26/6/1944 - cause of death Dysentery. Interred in Grave 13/9 Nakom Paton. Re-interred 4/2/1946 in Grave 8.A.56. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "THE LOVE DIVINE, WHICH MADE US THINE, SHALL KEEP US THINE FOR EVER". Probate granted 25/6/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to his widow, Annie Townsley.
Home address Son of Ambrose and Jean Townsley of Berwick on Tweed. Married Annie Simpson - registered in Q2 at Berwick in 1931 At the time of the 1939 General Register Ambrose was working as a General Labourer and he and his wife were living at 19 Sea View. He was listed as a Sergeant in the 9th Battalion. Annie subsequently lived at 10, Sea View, Highfields, Berwick on Tweed.
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