Born: 3rd April 1912, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Died: 19th May 1944; age: 33.

Residence: 2, Grange Road, Felixstowe.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5833656.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion – Infantry.


Originally buried 20th May 1944. Body exhumed, identified by a cross on grave and reburied 30th December 1944.


Grave Reference:


Imphal War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William James & Dora Studd; husband of Joyce Hazel Studd, of Whitton, Suffolk.


Father: William James Studd, born 1885, Walton, Suffolk – died 22nd November 1918, from pneumonia during the First World War. William was ranked a Driver, service number 10926, for the Royal Engineers, 1st Pontoon Park. Laid to rest at Caudry British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Mother: Dora Ellen Elizabeth Studd (nee Hearn), born April 1886, Felixstowe, Suffolk.


Robert’s mother, Dora remarried in 1920 to Thomas J. Williams, they made their family home at – 71, Princes Road, Felixstowe.


In 1936, Ipswich, Robert married Joyce Hazel Roper, born July 1916, Felixstowe, Suffolk – daughter of Percy Jack Roper, a postman and Frances Elsie Roper (nee Emmerson), of 463, Nacton Road, Ipswich.

They had 3 children:

Ann E. Studd, born June 1937, Felixstowe.

Janice E, Studd, born 1938, Felixstowe.

Richard J. Studd, born 1941, Ipswich.



Robert’s wife, Joyce and daughter, Ann were living at their family home – 2, Grange Road, Felixstowe.



Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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