WILSON, Russell

No. 5776883, Private, Russell Arthur WILSON
Aged 27

2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
Killed in Action on Thursday 4th May,1944

Born in Q1-1917, [Newmarket 3b:727], the son of William Thomas and Rosa WILSON (née SWANN) of Exning.

In the 1939 register, at The Cemetery, Exning, were his father William T. WILSON [20-7-1884] cemetery custodian; his mother Rosa [21-1-1889; brothers Reginald T [31-10-1919] warehouseman and Albert E [12-10-1921] van driver. There is one closed record.

He was a brother of William WILSON and a cousin of Bryan WILSON

4th Infantry Brigade were tasked with destroying the Japanese to the south at GPT Ridge and in the Aradura region, which they accomplished on 4th May

Russell was originally buried in Norfolk Hill cemetery and then re-interred in Kohima on 29th August 1944. The location of Norfolk Hill cemetery has not been found.. Presumably named as a result of the activities of the Royal Norfolk Regiment in that area.

photo from asiawargraves.com

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Russell is buried in Kohima War Cemetery, India...Ref: 2.A.22

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