George Baldwin Royal Norfolk Regiment

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  1. Can anyone help me with any information on George Baldwin 5768227 of the Royal Norfolk Regiment?
    It is my understanding he was killed in Singapore 1942 but I'm unsure of where this happened.
    He is the grandfather of a family friend and I'm interested in if he knew my Grandfather. My grandfather served in the NFs and was captured at Singapore. I know he trained with the Norfolks before going to war so it would be interesting to see if there is a link.
     
  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    George Baldwin was killed Singapore 11 Feb 42 and is buried in Kranji War Cemetery. According to the CWGC Concentration Report he was originally buried "791148 Track near Race Course, Bukit Timah" this would have been a temporary grave close to where he was actually killed. 791148 will be the map reference.
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    George was in the 4th Battalion of the Royal Norfolk Regt. You will find info on them here:
    Action in Malaya and Singapore

    Tim
     
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  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Here's the original entry for George Baldwin in The Singapore Register of Deaths (WO 361/1203).
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    Tim
     
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  4. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    George Baldwin. service no 5768227
    Birth year 1905.
    Death date 11/2/1942.
    Son of Horace Arthur and Rose Baldwin, of Great Yarmouth.
    Husband of Thelma Annie Baldwin, of Great Yarmouth.

    regards..........Graham.

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  5. Thank you both for the fantastic work. I'll pass this on to the Family.

    My Grand father Albert Slaughter was in the 9th NFs and was captured 15/02 on Malcolm road. He spent the rest of the war as POW working on the railway and was finally liberated in Japan.

    I'll look to see if there was any link between the Regiments.
     
  6. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    I think you maybe a little confused here about which bn your grandfather was in. The 9th bn you mention is the old Regimental numbering system from the 1800’s, ie the 9th of Foot (Norfolk Regiment). There was no 9th bn of the Norfolk’s raised in WW2. There were three battalions of the (Royal) Norfolk’s captured in Singapore, 4th, 5th and 6th.
    By the looks of his Regimental number Baldwin was an old soldier enlisting during the 1920’s.
    Lionboxer
     
  7. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    Aha! When you say NF, is this your abbreviation for the Norfolk’s or do you mean Royal Northumberland Fusiliers? There is Sergeant A. Slaughter captured on 15/2 of the RNF in the casualty lists.
    Lionboxer
     
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    Enigma1003 Member

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  9. Owen

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  10. Yes my Grand Father was in the Northumberland fusiliers.
    He talked about training in Norfolk before setting off to Singapore
     
  11. From the link to the document it mentions that the NFs were in the area of the Race course on the 11th Feb. This is probably as close as I'm going to get.
    The history of these men is amazing and we owe so much to them. Hopefully I'll be able to go to Singapore and pay my respects
     
  12. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    As mentioned by Darren in post #7
    Sgt Albert Slaughter no 4275408.
    9th Bn, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

    Graham.
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  13. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

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  14. That is my Grandfather.
    The above was a great help
     
  15. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Edited post #12

    Graham.
     

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