FREDERICK ALBERT WOODLEY

Born: 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 29th May 1943; age: 26 – Japanese P.O.W. – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Residence: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5828805.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

2.0.52.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,

Kanchanaburi,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Albert Woodley & Athalinda Woodley; husband of Elsie Lilian Woodley, of Plumstead, London.

 

Father: Robert Edward (Albert) Woodley, born 1889, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire – died May 1942, at 225, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Mother: Athalinda Woodley (nee Jessup), born June 1890, Ipswich.

 

In 1939, Ipswich, Frederick married Elsie Lilian Bragg.

 

Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

 5th Battalions
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

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