FULLER, Thomas

No.5835494, Private, Thomas FULLER
Aged 34

2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment
Died of Illness in Captivity on Sunday, 5th September 1943

Thomas Fuller was born in Burwell on 12th April 1909 (Newmarket Q3-1909 3B:480), baptised in Burwell on 2nd May 1909, son of John and Caroline FULLER (née CLAYDON).

1911 census...Aged 1, he was at Church Lane with his father John FULLER [45] (farm labourer); his mother Caroline [44]; brothers James [17] a farm labourer and Henry [14]; sisters Lizzie [10] and Florrie [4]. All were born in Burwell.

Two sisters had died, Caroline [1895-1896] and Sally [1903-1904]. There was a younger brother born in 1913, Albert G.

He was a younger brother of Henry John Fuller who died in Belgium in 1917 see here

In the 1939 register he was a general labourer, living at Church Lane, Burwell with his parents, father [16-2-1866] a retired farm hand and mother [4-3-1869].

Thomas was taken prisoner on 15th February 1942, the day the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese. He was put to work and died on the Burma-Siam railway.

photo from asiawargraves.com

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thomas Fuller is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, grave 2:N:55
also remembered on his brother's grave in Burwell

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