Born: 1916, Ipswich.
Died: 24th September 1943; age: 27; Japanese POW – Thailand –Burma Railway.
Residence: 38, Rosebery Road, Ipswich.
Employed: Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Reference: 5828796/
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.
Joint Grave 6.C.71.72.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs E. King, of Ipswich.
Father: Ernest King, born 1890, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.
Mother: Ellen May King (nee Payne), born March 1893, Ipswich.
Probate to Winifred Audrey Aira (wife of Eurico Guiseppe Aira).
Raymond is also remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich
4th and 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.