Image from the Evening Star – 1944

Born: 20th April 1918, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Died: 30th September 1943; age: 25; died of Beriberi and Colitis as a Japanese PoW at Malay PoW Camp – worked on the Thailand – Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 18, Rosehill Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Commercial Artist – Painter.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service number: 7368906.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 196 Field Ambulance.


The body was initially buried at Tambaya Cemetery Camp 9. In January 1946, the body was exhumed, identified and reburied at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,


Mon State,



Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.


Father: Frederick Slader Hoare, born November 1882, East Dulwich, London. A Lithographic Artist.

Mother: Grace Seymour Hargrave Hoare (nee Kitchen), born August 1888, Shacklewell Lane, Edmonton, London.



Reginald was a Commercial Artist (painter). He was living with his mother & married sister at the family home – 69, Bixley Road, Ipswich.

Grace Hoare, Household Duties.

Mary Curry (nee Hoare), born 24th October 1920, a Shorthand Typist.


On Sunday, 2nd June 1940, at St. Augustine’s Church, Ipswich, Reginald married Eileen D. Lillingstone, born July 1919, a Cafe Assistant, of Ipswich, of 18, Rosehill Road, Ipswich – daughter of Arthur Lillingstone, a press reader and Edith Caroline Lillingstone (nee Anderson).


Evening Star – 5th June 1940

Slader-Hoare – Lillingstone.

The marriage took place very quietly at St. Augustine’s Church, Ipswich, on Sunday, the Vicar (the Rev. J.B. Brandram, Hon. C.F.) officiating, between Lance-Corporal Reginald Slader-Hoare, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Slader-Hoare, of 69, Bixley Road, Ipswich, and Miss Eileen D. Lillingstone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lillingstone, of 18, Rosehill Road, Ipswich.

The bride, who was attired in a cream-tailored coat over a dress of delphinium blue, wore also a floral Juliet cap and shoes to tone and carried an ivory Prayer Book. She was given away by her father, the father of the bridegroom acting as best man.

A reception was held at the bride’s parents’ home. The wedding cake was a gift from Clement Bowman, Ltd., the bride’s late employer. There were many useful gifts.

Owing to the exigencies of the Service, the bridegroom having to return to duty at once, the happy couple later left for Norwich, en route to their destination.


Probate to Frederick Slader Hoare – father, an Advertising Artist.


Reginald is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Ipswich, and on the Suffolk Painters website


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