Born: 3rd December 1912, Great Blakenham, Suffolk.

Died: 25th September 1943; age: 31; Died of Cholera as a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Date of Capture: 15th February 1942.

Residence: 64, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Gardener.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5835463.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:

B4. U. 16.

Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,



Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter S. Caley & Elizabeth Anne Caley; husband of Florence Emily Caley, of Ipswich.


Father: Walter Samuel Caley, born May 1886, Claydon, Suffolk.

Mother: Elizabeth Ann Caley (nee Booth), born August 1886, Spalding, Lincolnshire.



George was a Gardener, and living with his parents and sister at their family home at 1, Cement Cottages, Great Blakenham, Suffolk.

Walter, a Coal Trimmer – Cement Works.

Elizabeth, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Jennie Caley, born September 1914, Great Blackenham.


In 1939, Ipswich, George married Florence Emily Wright, born May 1920, at 99, The Street, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

They had 1 son.


4th Battalions
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.


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