Born: 18th September 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 24th June 1943; age 24; died of Cholera as a Japanese PoW – Thailand/Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 20, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Carpenter.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 7344310.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 196 Field Ambulance.


Originally buried at Kanyu Camp No. 2, Grave 15. Body later exhumed, identified by records, and reburied between 11th March – 2nd April 1946.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Robert & Helena Elizabeth Dean, of 7, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich; husband of Irene Doris May Dean, of Ipswich.


Father: George Robert Dean, born 1881, Great Wakering, Essex – died 1927, Ipswich.

Mother: Helena Elizabeth Dean (nee Abbott (1st marriage Grimwood)), born 1893, Ipswich.


In 1941, Ipswich, Reginald married Irene Doris May Lankester, a tailoress, born March 1913, Ipswich – daughter of Higham George Lankester, a permanent way labourer, and Florence May Lankester (nee Boon), an office cleaner, of 10, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter.


Reginald is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

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