FRANK ROBERT SCOTCHER

Born: 1921, York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Died: 21st April 1945; age: 24 – Japanese POW at Sandakan, Borneo.

Residence: 45, Croft Street, Ipswich.

Rank: Aircraftman Second Class; Service Number: 1270226.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

 

Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Column 456.

Singapore Memorial,

Kranji,

Singapore.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Mary Scotcher, of Ipswich.

 

Father: George Scotcher, born 1884, Combs, Suffolk.

Mother: Mary Scotcher (nee Williams(1st marriage Worledge)), born September 1883, Battisford, Suffolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1921   771/2 Argyle Street, Toronto West, Ontario, Canada.

 

Frank was 7 months old and living with his parents.

George, 37, a Machinist, Canadian – spoke English, no French, CofE. Income $1100. Arrived in Canada 1917.

Mary, 37, Canadian – spoke English, no French, CofE. Arrived in Canada 1920.

 

In 1929, the Scotcher family returned to England where they intended to live. They travelled from Montréal, Quebec on the ‘Calgaric’ of the White Star Dominion Line and arrived in Southampton:

George, 45, a Machinist.

Mary, 45.

Frank, 8.

William, 6.

Jean, 4.

 

Probate to George Scotcher, a Labourer.

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