Image taken from the Evening Star – 28th June 1945.
Born: 1920, Ipswich.
Died: 24th October 1943; age: 23; as a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Residence: 107, Boyton Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5826896.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Jethro Robert & Ellen Jay.
Father: Jethro Robert Jay, born June 1876, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk – died 1940, Ipswich. A Cemetery Worker.
Mother: Ellen Jay (nee Cowie), born May 1883, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Probate to Ronald Percy James Capon, a Turner.
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.