Photograph courtesy of the Fiddaman family.
Born: 2nd May 1912, Ipswich.
Died: 13th February 1942; age: 29; KiA against Japanese – Braddell Road, Singapore.
Residence: 369, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.
Occupation: Trolly Bus Conductor – Ipswich Council.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5833690.
Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Doris Annie Maud Fiddaman, of Ipswich.
Father: Walter Edmund Fiddaman, born 1870, Orford, Suffolk – died October 1927, Ipswich.
Mother: Jane Jemima Fiddaman (nee Page), born June 1874, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
In 1936, Cosford, Suffolk, Reginald married Doris Annie Maud Sexton, born January 1915,
Cosford, Suffolk. They had 3 children.
1939 IDENTITY CARD REGISTER for England & Wales.
369, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.
Reginald was a Trolly Bus Conductor, he was married to Doris, with two young children.
1933 The wedding of Leslie Hubert Fiddaman (Reginald’s brother – Reginald was the best man) to Gladys Saunders.
standing: Mr Saunders (father of the bride) , Leslie , Reginald
seated: Jane J. Fiddaman (Reginald’s mother), Phillis Saunders (brides maid), Gladys (bride), Mrs Saunders (mother of the Bride)
Reginald’s brother, Walter Edmund Fiddaman, died of wounds at the Battle of the Somme, 18th August 1916, aged 19. Walter was ranked a Private, of The Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion. He was laid to rest at Serre Road Cemetery No.2. Somme, France.
The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment)
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.
Reginald is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.