Wanty Leonard William Fusilier 4272350

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Name Wanty Leonard William
Army number 4272350
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered 1921 at Nottingham, mother's maiden surname Fisher.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. Shot dead 31/12/1944 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Tamuang Siam.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not 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 EXECUTED 31/12/1944 - cause of death Gun Shot Wound(s). Not known as to whether this was as a result of an escape attempt or as a punishment. Interred in Grave B2, Tamuang. Re-interred 30/1/1946 in Grave 2.L.25. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "GOD GRANT YOU ETERNAL REST, SON. MOTHER, SISTERS AND NIECE SHEILA". Probate granted 11/4/1946 at Nottingham to Elizabeth Wanty, widow (Leonard's mother).
Home address Son of Mrs E Wanty of 34, Brand Street, Meadows Lane, Nottingham.
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