Tyler Sidney John Private RAOC 7619882
Name Tyler Sidney John
Army number 7619882
Decorations None yet known.
Date of birth 9/6/1921. Birth registered 1931, Rochford, Essex. Mother's maiden surname Brown.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (dates not known). Attached to 9th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 6/1/1945 at Oinuta No. 17 Camp in Kyusho, Japan, whilst a prisoner in Japanese hands.
Company/Battery HQ Company
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known but probably a vehicle fitter.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured at Singapore 15/2/1952 when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 6/1/1945 - cause of death - Malaria and Oedoema. Remains cremated and interred in the British Wall niche in Yokohama Mausoleum on 13/3/1946 - details inscribed on the urn. Urn re-interred 16/9/1946 in Grave P.A.9. Yokohama War Cemetery. No inscription on headstone. Probate granted 4/5/1946 at Winchester Registry to Hilda Tyler, Sidney's widow.
Home address Son of Thomas G and Rosetta E Tyler. At the time of the 1939 General Register Sidney was listed as a single man living in Essex with his family and working as an Electrician's Apprentice, although he was apparently literally just about to be married. Sidney married Hilda Horne (or Powl) in Brentwood Essex in Q3 1939. Sidney and his wife lived at 18, Council Houses, Herrongate, Essex.