Birth: 1908, Ipswich.

Died: 14th January 1944; age 35; Japanese PoW. Died from dysentery.

Residence: 24, Long Street, Ipswich.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 5823510.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Kranji War Cemetery,




Son of William Edward and Rosa Tunmore, husband to Hilda May Tunmore Ipswich.




1911   113, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Edward Tunmore, 37, a Plough Share Moulder – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.

Rosa Martha Tunmore (nee Mussett), 39, born Ipswich.

Bertie William Tunmore, 14, a Domestic Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Rose Helena Tunmore, 7, born Ipswich.

Walter Samuel A. Tunmore, 5, born Ipswich.

Hilda Beatrice M. Tunmore, under 3 months, born Ipswich.


In 1932, Ipswich, William married Hilda Mary Sheldrake, born 1908, Woodbridge, Suffolk. They had 1 son.


Probate to Hilda May Tunmore.

4th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment.
The Battalion was 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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