Born: 14th January 1920, at 10, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd September 1943; age: 23; died of Beriberi whilst a Japanese PoW – Burma/Thailand Railway.

Residence: 8, Bank Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment date: 23rd August 1939.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 870273.

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly a Suffolk Reservist.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,



Father: (Bill) William Brown, born 1891, 10, Waterworks Street, Ipswich – died 1938, Ipswich. A general labourer.

Mother: Florence May Broom (nee Evans), born 1896 – died 1932, Ipswich.


Probate to George’s sister – Ellen Clowe (wife of George Henry Clowe) – sister and Leslie Alfred Broom, a Naval Pensioner – brother.

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