CHARLES ALBERT VOICE HOWARD

Image from the Evening Star – 20th April 1942

 

Born: 8th May 1915, at 39, Regent Street, Ipswich.

Died: 19th February 1944; age: 28; died as a Japanese PoW of Malaria on the Thailand/Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942.

Residence: 85, Robeck Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Corporal: Service Number: 5826704.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.

 

The body was originally buried in grave No. 55, at Wat Koke Mor, Nong Pladuk, Sian. On the 19th May 1946, the body was exhumed, identified and reburied at Chungai War Cemetery.

 

Grave Reference:

9.L.2.

Chungai War Cemetery,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Nephew of Mrs. F. Boar, of Robeck Road, Ipswich.

 

Nephew to ALBERT JAMES BOAR.

 

Mother: Mary Ethel Howard, born 1897, Ipswich, a Laundress. Maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Howard (nee Smith), of 1, St. Clement’s Church Lane, Ipswich, was present at Charles Howard’s birth, Mary Ann Howard also registered the birth of her grandson.

 

Maternal Aunt: Florence Sophie Boar (nee Howard), born June 1884, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Uncle: Albert James Boar, born January 1884, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk – died of Sun Stroke in Mesopotamia. Ranked a Leading Trimmer, service number 46. S.T., Royal Naval Reserves, H.M.S.’Dalhousie’ (RIMS), Troopship. Albert was laid to rest at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

 

4th Battalion:
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.

 

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