Photographs and extra information courtesy of Eric.
Born: 2nd September 1921, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd March 1955; age 33; of Disseminated Sclerosis – service connected, at Stow Lodge Hospital, One House, Suffolk.
Residence: 18, Colridge Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: Dairy Roundsman.
Captured: 15th February 1942 – PoW Camp Malai, Changi, Singapore, and at Thailand.
Date of Liberation: 2nd September 1945.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5828169.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment. 4th Battalion.
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.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of J.E. & M. Dowsing, of 12, Allenby Road, Ipswich.
Father: John Edward Dowsing, born January 1886, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich. An Artificer Stone Maker.
Mother: Charlotte Louise Maud Dowsing (nee Jessup (1st marriage Teager)), born 1877, Sheerness, Kent.
Charlotte became a widow during the First World War. Her husband, CHARLES HERBERT TEAGER was KiA 26th April 1915, aged 37. He was a Private, service number 2249, for the Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion. Charles is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Charlotte and Charles had 6 children.
In 1946, Ipswich, Ronald married Irene O. Johnson. They had 1 son.