Registered name at birth: Noel Garrard.
Born: 1914, Ipswich.
Died: 18th March 1945; age: 31; Died a PoW at Taiwan.
Residence: The Bungalow, Playford Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: Sales Manager.
Date of Capture: 15th February 1942.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5832405.
Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
China (including Hong Kong Island).
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Allen & Marguerite Ethel Southgate; husband of Rita Ruth Southgate, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Father: James Allen Southgate, born 1874, Camberwell, London, a Baker and Confectioner.
Mother: Marguerite Ethel Southgate (nee Garrard), born 1874, Ipswich.
On the 19th March 1940, Solicitors Steward, Vulliamy & Aldous, of Arcade Street, Ipswich gave notice that after the expiration of 21 days after publication that Noel Garrard intended to assume the name Noel Garrard Southgate.
In 1940, Ipswich, Noel married Rita Ruth Raphael, born October 1913, Ipswich.
Noel is remembered on the war memorial at Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.
Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
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.