Image taken from the Evening Star – 27th June 1945.
Born: 13th April 1917, Ipswich.
Died: 29th May 1943; age: 26 – as a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Residence: 20, Mornington Avenue, Ipswich.
Occupation: Trolley Bus Conductor – Ipswich Borough.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5828805.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion.
Image courtesy of Kevin Knights
Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of Robert Albert Woodley & Athalinda Woodley, of 255, Bramford Lane, Ipswich; husband of Elsie Lilian Woodley, of Plumstead, London.
Father: Robert Edward (Albert) Woodley, born September 1889, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire – died May 1942, at 225, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.
Mother: Athalinda Woodley (nee Jessup), born June 1890, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Frederick was a Trolley Bus Conductor. He was living with his parents at the family home – 225, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.
Robert, a Caretaker & Verger.
Athalinda, unpaid Domestic Duties.
In 1939, Ipswich, Frederick married Elsie Lilian Bragg, born April 1918, Ipswich, of 193, Cemetery Road, Ipswich. A Saleswoman Retail Grocery Food Distribution Trade.
Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
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.