REGINALD GEORGE DURRANT

Born: 4th May 1913, Ipswich.

Died: 5th June 1943; age 37; Japanese PoW – Thailand- Burma Railway – died of Cholera.

Captured 15th February 1942. After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken PoW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

Residence: 57, Campbell Road, Priory Heath, Ipswich.

Occupation: Brass Worker.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5825312.

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 18th Division – Infantry.

 

Grave Reference:

2.M.2.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,

Kanchanaburi,

Saeng Chuto Road,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alice Elizabeth Durrant, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Charles Durrant, born February 1879, Ipswich – died 1948, Suffolk. A Painter, Decorator & Paper Hanger – own account.

Mother: Alice Elizabeth Durrant (nee Martin), born November 1881, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Alice Elizabeth Durrant – mother.

 

The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division ( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment).

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