Image from the Evening Star – 19th March 1942.


Born: 15th January 1911, Ipswich.

Died: 16th June 1943; age: 32; Japanese PoW – Thailand/Burma Railway.

Captured 15th February 1942.

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.


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, Ipswich.

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 (close to his parent’s home).

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