Image from the Evening Star – 28th June 1945.
Born: 1919, Ipswich.
Died: 25th July 1943; age: 24; died in Thailand whilst a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.
Residence: 130, Norwich Road, Ipswich.
Employed: by Joseph Hunt, Spring Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Private: Service Number: 5830601.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
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, Gipping, Suffolk, Reginald married Evelyn May Reason, born January 1916, Stow, Suffolk.
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.