Photograph courtesy of Kerry

Born: 4th February 1920, Ipswich.

Died: 12th September 1944; age: 24; POW -Drowned – chained on board ‘Rakuyo Maru’.

Residence: 50, Spencer Road, Ipswich.

Malaya: Casualty List No. 1171. Previously reported Missing on Casualty List No. 789 15th February 1942, reported Prisoner of War.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 110464.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 125 Anti-Tank Regiment.


Memorial Reference:

Column 31.

Kranji War Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Laura Spurgeon; husband of Violet Spurgeon, of Ipswich.


Father: Edward Redden Spurgeon, born 1890, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk.

Mother: Laura Edith Spurgeon (nee Mortimer), born 1891, Ipswich.


On the 10th August 1940, Holy Trinity Church, Stowupland, Suffolk, Philip married Violet Alice Mary Pooley, born April 1920, Old Newton, Suffolk.


Probate to Violet Alice Mary Spurgeon.

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