13396 Private Norman Cuthbert BROWN, 1st (Singapore Vol Corps) Bn. Straits Settlement: 19/06/1945

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Remembering Today

    Service Number 13396
    Died 19/06/1945
    Aged 31
    1st (Singapore Volunteer Corps) Bn., Straits Settlements Volunteer Force
    Son of Cuthbert and Nora Brown, of Sanderstead, Surrey.
    Location: Malaysia
    Number of casualties: 1791
    Cemetery/memorial reference: S. E. 2.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Great Britain, Select Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988
    Name: Norman Cuthbert Brown
    Death Date: 19 Jun 1945
    Death Place: Kuching
    FHL Film Number: 1937698
    Reference ID: Reg M1, Fol 62, #368

    UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects, 1628-1969
    Name: Private Norman Cuthbert Brown
    Death Date: 19 Jun 1945
    Death Place: Kuching, Malaysia
    Event Type: Death
    Piece Description: RG 33: Foreign Registers and Returns, 1627-1960

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  3. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Burial records held by the National Archives of Australia show that he died here:

    Batu Lintang camp (also known as Lintang Barracks and Kuching POW camp) at Kuching, Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

    It housed both Allied prisoners of war (POWs) and civilian internees. The camp, which operated from March 1942 until the liberation of the camp in September 1945, was housed in buildings that were originally British Indian Army barracks.

    Of the approximately 2000 British POWs held there, over two-thirds died during or as a result of their captivity.

    After liberation the bodies were exhumed from the cemetery and sent to Labuan for reburial in a central military cemetery there.

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  4. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Marriages Sep 1909
    BROWN, Cuthbert - Cuckfield - 2b 342
    BLABER, Nora - Cuckfield - 2b 342

    1911 Census
    Dunelm, Edgar Rd, Sanderstead, Surrey
    Cuthbert Brown 33 Assistant Buyer Manager In Wine Dept Of Catering Firm
    Nora Brown 31
    Beryl Margaret Brown 5m
    Emily Louie Dedman 18

    Births Dec 1914
    BROWN, Norman C - Blaber - Croydon - 2a 415

    Name: Cuthbert Brown
    Birth Date: abt 1877
    Enlistment Age: 38
    Document Year: 1915
    Residence Place: Shirley, Purley Downs Rd, Purley
    Regimental Number: 329512
    Regiment Name: Army Service Corps (Canteens)
    Rank: Sergeant

    A big lad:

    67 Purley Downs Road, Coulsdon and Purley U.D., Surrey
    Cuthbert Brown 14 Nov 1877 Manager, Wine Buyer For Catering Firm
    Nora Brown 09 Dec 1879 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Beryl M Brown 28 Oct 1910 Secretary To Petroleum Co.

    Cuthbert died 9 Apr 1941
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