Williamson Albert Bell Fusilier 4273961

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Name Williamson Albert Bell
Army number 4273961
Rank Fusilier
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Birth registered at Berwick 1920. Mother's maiden name Williamson.
Age 24 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 30/10/1944 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese – at Iruka Camp in Japan.
Company/Battery Z Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet 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 DIED 30/10/1944- cause of death - Beri Beri. Remains cremated at Iruka and ashes sent to Osaka - details inscribed on the urn. Funeral service conducted by Lieutenant Wadsworth, Royal Corps of Signals. Urn interred in Yokohama Mausoleum 11/3/1946. Urn re-interred 16/9/1946 in Grave Q.D.4. British Section, Yokohama War Cemetery. No inscription on headstone. Probate granted 10/5/1946 to Violet Bell Williamson, spinster.
Home address No family information as yet.
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