EDWARD JOHN SKEELS

Image taken from the Evening Star – 8th April 1942.

 

Born: 1920, Ipswich.

Died: 15th February 1942; age: 21; killed in the fighting for Singapore/Malaya.

Residence: 35, Handford Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5826769.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.

 

Memorial Reference:

Column 4.

Singapore Civil Hospital,

Singapore.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Low Skeels & Maud Skeels, of Ipswich.

 

Father: John Low Skeels, born 1874, Somersham, Huntingdonshire – died 1933, Ipswich.

Mother: Maud Skeels (nee Cudmore), born June 1885, Mount Bures, Essex.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

Edward was living with his widowed mother, step sister & brother at their family home – 35, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Maud, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Basil Lowe Skeels, at School, born January 1927, Ipswich.

Joan Lydia Cudmore, Domestic Daily Help, born June 1906, Mount Bures, Essex.

3 others.

4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment
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.

SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

 

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