Image from the Evening Star – 20th April 1942
Born: 4th May 1913, Ipswich.
Died: 5th June 1943; age 37; Japanese PoW – Thailand- Burma Railway – died of Cholera.
Captured 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.
Residence: 57, Campbell Road, Priory Heath, Ipswich.
Occupation: Brass Worker – Crane-Bennett’s Ltd., Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5825312.
Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 18th Division – Infantry.
Saeng Chuto Road,
Relatives Notified & Address: Fifth 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).
After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken PoW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.