Born: 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 31st August 1943; age: 24; as a Japanese PoW.

Captured: 15th February 1942.

Residence: 4, Nightingale Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5826501.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.


Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Column 55.

Singapore Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Hawksbee, and stepson of Lucy H.C. Hawksbee, of 4, Nightingale Road, Ipswich.


Father: Edward Albert Hawksbee, born December 1884, 25, Turin Street, Bethnal Green, London – died 1944, Ipswich. A General Labourer.

Mother: Lily Mary J. Hawksbee (nee Watts), born 1887, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire – died 1926, Ipswich.

Step-Mother: Lucy Hannah Caroline Hawksbee (nee Greenard), born November 1890, Ipswich.

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