FRANK ROBERT SCOTCHER

Born: 1921, York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Died: 21st April 1945; age: 24 – Japanese PoW at Sandakan, Borneo.

Captured: 8th March 1942.

Residence: 45, Croft Street, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Aircraftman Second Class; Service Number: 1270226.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

 

Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Column 456.

Singapore Memorial,

Kranji,

Singapore.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Mary Scotcher, of Ipswich.

 

Father: George Scotcher, born 1884, Combs, Suffolk.

Mother: Mary Scotcher (nee Williams(1st marriage Worledge)), born September 1883, Battisford, Suffolk.

 

Cousin to HERBERT FRANK BICKERDIKE.

 

CENSUS

 

1921   771/2 Argyle Street, Toronto West, Ontario, Canada.

 

Frank was 7 months old and living with his parents.

George, 37, a Machinist, Canadian – spoke English, no French, CofE. Income $1100. Arrived in Canada 1917.

Mary, 37, Canadian – spoke English, no French, CofE. Arrived in Canada 1920.

 

In 1929, the Scotcher family returned to England where they intended to live. They travelled from Montréal, Quebec on the ‘Calgaric’ of the White Star Dominion Line and arrived in Southampton:

George, 45, a Machinist.

Mary, 45.

Frank, 8.

William, 6.

Jean, 4.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Frank was living with his parents & siblings at the family home – 45, Croft Street, Ipswich.

George, a Metal Plate Pattern Fitter – Foundry.

Mary, unpaid Domestic Duties.

William George Scotcher, an Organ Builder’s Helper, born August 1923, Canada.

Jean Mary Scotcher, a Runner – Silk Factory, born April 1925, Canada.

1 other.

 

Probate to George Scotcher – father, a Labourer.

Frank is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church memorial, Ipswich.

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