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.


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