Photograph courtesy of Derek.
Born: 21st May 1913, 18, Cardinal Street, Ipswich.
Died: 2nd December 1942; age: 29; died of Acute Colitis as a Japanese PoW at Fukuoka #4b, Moji, Japan.
Captured: 20th March 1942. Transported on the Dainichi Maru or Singapore Maru to Moji – arrived 28th November 1942. Assigned PoW number 5028 after his death.
Residence: 16, Bennett Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: Painter, Varnisher & Wood Machinist – Boat Builders.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 1653730.
Regiment: Royal Artillery, 95 Battery, 48 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Rose Friend, of Ipswich; husband of Lily M.M. Friend, of Ipswich.
Father: George James Friend, born May 1886, Ipswich. A painter – structural – non-ferrous metals.
Mother: Rose Emma Friend (nee Halls), born March 1887, Chelmsford, Essex.
Family home – 151, Bramford Road, Ipswich.
On the 9th April 1939, at All Saint’s Church, Ipswich, George married Lily Matilda May Attle, born April 1916, at 16, Potter Street, Ipswich. George recorded his address as – 151, Bramford Road, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
George was a Painter, Varnisher & Wood Machinist – Boat Builders. He was living with his wife and 2 other people at their home – 16, Bennett Road, Ipswich.