Born: 20th December 1921, Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Died between: 26th January 1944 – 27th January 1944; Age: 22.

Residence: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5834926.

Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry, 1st Battalion (Prince Albert’s).



Grave Reference:

Face 7.

Rangoon Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Christopher & Hanora Duggan, of Ipswich.

Father: Christopher Duggan, born 1893.

Mother: Hanora Duggan (nee O’Donnell), born September 1885.


Joseph was a Motor Works Fitter’s Labourer. He was living with his mother, Hanora at their home Flat 2, 45, Alpe Street, Ipswich.

The 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John Harding, was stationed in British India at the outbreak of war and would remain in the Far East throughout the conflict. The battalion fought in the Burma Campaign with the 114th Indian Infantry Brigade which was part of the 7th Indian Infantry Division, itself part of the British Fourteenth Army, led by Bill Slim.John Waddy served with the battalion in the early stages of the war.

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