Willis George Basil Second Lieutenant 180536

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Name Willis George Basil
Army number 180536
Rank Second Lieutenant
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research suggests born Easington, County Durham, 1920 - mother's maiden surname West.
Age Not known exactly but probably 21/22 years of age at the time of his death.
Unit Cadet at OCTU. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 5/4/1941. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. KILLED in ACTION 14/2/1942.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
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 No - killed in action before the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION - Singapore 14/2/1942. No details of initial interment. Commemorated on Column 45 of the Singapore Memorial as presumably his remains were unable to be recovered from the battlefield.
Home address No family information as yet.
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