Image from the Evening Star – 20th April 1942
Born: 8th May 1915, Ipswich.
Died: 19th February 1944; age: 28; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Residence: 85, Robeck Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal: Service Number: 5826704.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Nephew of Mrs F. Boar, of Ipswich.
Nephew to ALBERT JAMES BOAR.
Charles was illegitimate.
Maternal Aunt: Florence Sophie Boar (nee Howard), born June 1884, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.
Uncle: Albert Boar, born January 1884, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk – died of Sun Stroke at 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.
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.