JOHN CHARLES JAY

Image taken from the Evening Star – 28th June 1945.

JACK

 

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.

 

Grave Reference:

6.O.1.

Chungkai War Cemetery,

Thailand.

 

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.

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