HERBERT WILLIAM SAMUEL SHEMMING

Born: 1904, Ipswich.

Died: 18th December 1943; age: 39; Japanese POW – Thailand-Burma Railway.

Residence: 65, Tyler Street, Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5823115.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

4.D.44.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Hannah Susan Shemming, of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   73, Tyler Street, Ipswich.

 

Herbert was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Shemming, 43, a Boiler Rivetter – Foundry – Ransome & Rapier, born Hoxne, Suffolk.

Hannah Susan Shemming (nee Sheldrake), born Ipswich.

Charles George Shemming, 11, born Ipswich.

Ellen Harriett Shemming, 8, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.

 

In 1941, Ipswich, Herbert married Catherine Shields.

 

Probate to Catherine Shemming.

4th Battalion.
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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