Born: 16th August 1916, 121, Eustace Road, Ipswich.

Died: 19th October 1943; age: 27; died of Tropical Ulcers as a Japanese PoW.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 121, Eustace Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 836271.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 125 Anti-Tank Regiment, 18th Division.


Originally buried at Tasao No. 2 Cemetery, grave 299. Body later exhumed, identified by records and reburied 1st March 1946 at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,



Father: Walter William Last, born March 1875, Bruisyard, Suffolk. A General Labourer.

Mother: Flora Estelle Last (nee Leverick), born January 1879, Claydon, Suffolk.


In 1940, Ipswich, Eric married Ruby Nancy Hudson, a Sorter at Tobacco Factory born May 1916, Ipswich – daughter of Arthur Ernest Hudson, a bricklayer and Alice Victoria Hudson (nee Stringer), of 5, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Ruby Nancy Last – widow.

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