Born: 1915, Water Lane, Thornham Magna, Suffolk.

Died: 19th September 1943; age: 28; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Residence: 142, Essex Street, Norwich, Norfolk.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828395.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,



Father: John William Mayes, born 1881, Thornham, Suffolk – died in the First World War, aged 37, on the 29th December 1918. William was a Private, service number 52351, of the 2nd Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment. He was laid to rest at Tournai Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium.

Mother: Eliza Foulger Mayes (nee Bull), born 1880, Stoke Ash, Suffolk.

Mayes family home – Water Lane, Thornham Magna, Suffolk.


In 1941, Hartismere, Suffolk, Reginald married Anna Naomi Talbort, born September 1920,



Probate to Anna Naomi Mayes – widow.

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