Recorded on war records as ARTHUR CHARLES LAY


Born: 1917, Bramford, Suffolk.

Died: 8th June 1943; age: 25 – Japanese POW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7368890.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 196 Field Ambulance.


Grave Reference:

Ashes buried with 299 other men – 9.M.9.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,



Father: Walter Edward Lay, born 1885, Bramford, Suffolk.

Mother: Ada Lay (nee Bone), born 1881, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


In 1941, Ipswich, Arthur married Kate Ellen Wilden, born October 1905, Ipswich.

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One comment on “ARTHUR G. LAY
  1. Kelvin Dakin says:

    The 1939 Register records him as living at 203 Bramford Lane with George and Vera Standring. His occupation is given as a “Chemical Worker”. The Fisons Journal for January 1946 has a list of employees who died in the war and “Corporal” (believed to be Lance Corporal?) A C Lay is listed as being in the Suffolk Regiment (incorrectly) and working for the firm at their Cliff Quay works. He is commemorated on the Bramford War memorial in St Mary’s church and is recorded as a Private in the RAMC. He was born on 21 July 1917.

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