Image taken from the Evening Star – 9th April 1942.

Registered at birth HOLLEY VALENTINE GARNER.


Born: Valentine’s Day 1913, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd September 1943; age: 39; died of Colitis/Diarrhoea as a Japanese PoW – Thailand/Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 32, Nottingham Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.

Occupation: Labourer.


Rank: Private/Drummer; Service Number: 5824786.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion, 18th Division.


Body cremated and deposited at Kami Senkrai Cemetery. In December 1945 ashes reburied at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,

Mon State,



Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Archibald Llewellyn Garner & Amelia Garner, of Ipswich; foster – son of Mrs L.W. Addison, of Ipswich.


Father: Archibald Llewellyn Garner, born 1883, Dovercourt, Essex.

Mother: Amelia Garner (nee Garnham (1st marriage Askew)), born March 1870, New Street, Ipswich – died 1946, Ipswich.

Foster Mother: Lillie Anna Willamore Addison (nee Gammage), born 1881, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Family home and shop – 1 & 2, Mason Street, Ipswich.


Probate to Archibald Llewellyn Garner – father. A General Shopkeeper.


4th and 5th Battalions:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
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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