FULLERTON Douglas Vincent
Regiment : 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment
Service number : 5829591
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : Died of Beri-beri aged 25 on 27th July 1943 whilst a prisoner of the Japanese on the Thailand-Burma railway
Place of death : Songkurai Camp
Buried : First buried in Songkurai No 2 Cemetery, Block A, Row 2, Grave No 2. Moved to Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, Grave B4. B. 16.
Relatives : Son of Aubrey Lawrence Fullerton and Hazel Kathleen Fullerton; husband of Joan Fullerton, of Worcester
Memorial : Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall WW2 Roll of Honour
Also appears on : Leigh St Edburga's Church WW2 War Memorial
Captured on 15th February 1942, transported overland on 27th April 1943
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Berrow’s Worcester Journal, 31st July 1943:
In Jap Hands
Mrs. Joan Fullerton, of Malvern House, Leigh, has received a postcard from her husband, Cpl. Douglas Fullerton, of the 4th Suffolk Regiment, stating that he is in Japanese hands and quite well. Cpl. Fullerton volunteered for service in the Army four years ago and went out to the Far East two years later. He was officially reported missing after the fall of Singapore and his wife has had no news of him for over 18 months. Cpl. Fullerton is a native of London. His wife came to live at Leigh three years ago.
The report includes a photograph of Douglas Fullerton.