Recorded on war records as Ray William Scarff.


Born: 6th February 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 20th August 1943; age: 26 – Japanese Prisoner of War – Thailand/Burma Railway.

Residence: 115, Camden Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Clerk – Co-operative Society.



Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828793.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Chungkai War Cemetery,




Father: Bertie Scarff, born 1890, Ipswich.

Mother: Edith Maud Scarff (nee Rose), born 1891, Ipswich.


England & Wales 1939 Register.


18, Chenery Street, Ipswich.

Roy was a Clerk in the Secretary’s Office of Co-operative Society. He was living at the home of Albert & Celia Bigmore.


In 1940, Ipswich, Roy married Dorothy Blanche Double, born July 1916, Ipswich.


Probate to Dorothy Blanche Scarff – widow.

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