Images courtesy of the Ling family.

Born: 27th November 1912, Ipswich.

Died: 18th June 1945; age: 32; as a Japanese PoW – Sandakan Camp, Sabah, Malaya.

Residence: 12, Wolsey Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 1478001.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 48 Battery, 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.


Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Column 9.

Singapore Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Olive Woods, of Ipswich.


Father: Frederick John Woods, born 1881, Ipswich – died 27th November 1914, of Phthisis Pulmonalis, at 20, Great Whip Street, Ipswich. Lily present at the death. A Salesman – Leather Merchant.

Mother: Lily Maud Woods (nee Cason), born 1881, Ipswich – 1922, Ipswich.

Step Father: Edwin Henry Hammond, born January 1882. A Signwriter & Grainer House Painter & Decorator.

Hammond/Woods family home – 81, Reynolds Road, Ipswich.


In 1940, Ipswich, Edward married Olive Bergdahl, born March 1919, Ipswich, of 12, Wolsey Street, Ipswich. A Machinist – Underwear.

Olive Bergdahl- daughter to Ellis George Bergdahl.


Probate to Olive Woods – widow.

One Comment

  • In loving memory and with the gratitude of the generation that owe you so much.
    from your great-niece Karen (granddaughter of Edward’s brother Stanley) xx


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