GEORGE DANIEL DAY

Image taken from the Evening Star – 12th June 1945.

 

Born: 11th December 1907, Ipswich.

Died: 4th October 1943; age: 37; died of Beri-beri whilst a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Captured 15th February 1942.

Residence: 17, Howe Avenue, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5823645.

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.

 

Grave Reference:

2.J.8.

Chungkai War Cemetery,

Kanchanaburi,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Norah Day, of Ipswich; husband of Frances Minnie Day, of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   109, London Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 3 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

William Day, 38, a Cycle Agent – employer, born Ipswich.

Norah Maria Day (nee Hammett), 28, born Wrentham, Suffolk.

William Day, 7, born Ipswich.

Reginald Henry Day, 7 months, born Ipswich.

 

George’s father, William Day, died February 1940, at Borough General Hospital, of 42, York Road, Ipswich. His mother, Norah Minnie Day, died May 1940, at 42, York Road, Ipswich.

 

In 1935, Ipswich, George married Frances Minnie Moss, born July 1915, Ipswich.

They had 2 sons:

Kenneth J. Day, born 1937, Ipswich.

George Edward Day, born April 1939, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Frances Minnie Day – widow.

 

Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 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.

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