Born: 19th November 1919, Debenham, Suffolk.

Died: 12th July 1943; age: 23; Japanese PoW – Thailand-Burma Railway.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828591

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest Edward & Rosetta Harriet Balaam; husband of Christina Rose Mary Balaam, of Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.


Father: Ernest Edward Balaam, born 1891, Aspall, Suffolk.

Mother: Rosetta Harriet Balaam, born 1894, Ipswich – died 1943. Ipswich.


On the 11th November 1939, Southolt, Suffolk, Edward married Christina Rose Mary Pipe, born September 1921. They had 2 sons.

The Fall of Singapore

Singapore movie footage

 Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion 

Suffolk Regiment website

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