Image from the Evening Star – 28th June 1945.


Born: 5th January 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 25th July 1943; age: 24; died of Chorera whilst a Japanese PoW on the Thailand/Burma Railway. 

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Prisoner of War Number: 2091.

Residence: 130, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Employed: by Joseph Hunt, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 5830601.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.


Originally buried at Tonchan Main Cemetery, grave 60. Body exhumed, identified and reburied 22md February 1946.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,



Image courtesty of Kevin Knights.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest T. Savage & Lily L. Savage, of 112, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich; husband of Evelyn M. Savage, of Ipswich.


Father: Ernest Thomas Savage, born April 1882, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Mother: Lily Louise Savage (nee Baynard, born July 1884, Brighlingsea, Essex.


In 1939, Stowupland, Suffolk, Reginald married Evelyn May Reason, born January 1916, Stowupland, Suffolk, daughter of Thorney Arthur Gurdon Reason, a farm labourer and Selina Reason (nee Beales), of The Green, Stowupland.

They had 1 daughter:

Janet P. Savage, born 1940, Ipswich.

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


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