Image from the Evening Star – 19th March 1942.


Born: 15th January 1911, Ipswich.

Died: 16th June 1943; age: 32; died of Dysentery as a Japanese PoW – Thailand/Burma Railway.

Captured 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 15, Emlen Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Labourer – Sugar Beet Factory.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 10535114.

Regiment: Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 18 Divisional Ordnance Workshops.


Originally buried at Kinsaiyok Jungle Camp No. 1, Grave 8. Body later exhumed, identified by records and reburied 15th March 1946 at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Henry & Florence Dedman, of  of 25, Emlen Street, Ipswich; husband of Hazel Madge Dedman, of Ipswich.




1911   25, Emlen Street, Ipswich.


Edgar was under 3 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Henry Dedman, an Iron Moulder – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.

Florence Ellen L. Dedman (nee Mann), 34, born Ipswich.

Maud Gertrude Dedman, 10, born Ipswich.

John Henry Dedham, 7, born Ipswich.

Florence Emma Dedman, 4, born Ipswich.

William Frederick Dedman, 2, born Ipswich.


In 1933, Ipswich, Edgar married Hazel Madge Dorcas Rands, born August 1912, Shotley, Suffolk – daughter of George Robert Rands, an Insurance Agent- Prudential Co., and Marian Alice Rands (nee Bullock (Gage)), of 9, Emlen Street, Ipswich, formerly of Shotley. 

They had 3 children.

Jean H. Dedman, born 1933, Ipswich.

Maureen I. Dedman, born 1935, Ipswich.

Terence E. Dedman, born 1938, Ipswich.



Edgar was a Labourer at the Sugar Beet Factory. He was living with his wife and their children at the family home 15, Emlen Street, Ipswich.


Hazel’s brother, Marshall Henry Rands died at the General Borough Hospital, Ipswich, as a result of the Second World War, on the 9th July 1947, aged 40 years. A Mate on S.S. ‘Lady Jean.’ Marshall was laid to rest at Ipswich Cemetery.

Hazel’s stepbrother, Owen Lawrence Gage, lost his life in the Second World War, as a result of wounds received on the 13th June 1940, aged 44 years. He was an Able Seaman for the Merchant Navy, on board S.S. ‘Train Ferry No.2.’ He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

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