Ward John Corporal 4278303

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Name Ward John
Army number 4278303
Rank Corporal
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered Q3 1911 at Haltwhistle, mother's maiden surname Little.
Age 32 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 23/12/1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – location Konquita, Siam.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade
Promotions Corporal.
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 23/12/1943 - cause of death unknown. Initially interred at Kri Konta in Grave 17. Re-interred 5/2/1946 in Grave 2.G.52. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "REMEMBRANCE IS SWEET THOUGH SAD TO RECALL, LOVED BY US, RESPECTED BY ALL". Probate granted 18/2/1946 at Newcastle upon Tyne to Winifred Easton, wife of Stanley Easton.
Home address Son of John Joseph and Margaret Ward of Bardon Mill, Northumberland.
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