Born: 9th August 1914, Ipswich

Died: 28th November 1944; age: 30; Japanese PoW- Nagoya #4 Branch (Iraka) PoW Camp of Cardiac Beri Beri.

Residence: 36, Orwell Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Butcher’s Shop Assistant.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5832576.

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, Infantry.


Grave Reference:

Brit. Sec. F.A.3.

Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Sidney John & Ellen Sarah Elmer, of Ipswich; husband of Hilda Marjorie Elmer (nee Palmer).


Father: Sidney John Elmer, born April 1889, Elmswell, Suffolk.

Mother – Ellen Sarah Elmer (nee Flory), born November 1890, Aldershot, Hampshire.



Sidney was a Butcher’s Shop Assistant. He was living with his parents, siblings and a guest.

Sidney, a Garage Attendant.

Ellen, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Leonard Frederick Elmer, a Gun Metal Dresser – Iron Foundry, born August 1919, Ipswich.

Gwynneth M. Elmer, born 1928, Ipswich.

Herbert Joseph F. Bacon, at school, born March 1931.


In 1939, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Sidney married, Hilda Marjorie Palmer, born 1914, Bury St. Edmunds (in 1939, Hilda was employed for Domestic Duties for Albert Reginald Saward, a Bank Manager and his family – 53, Henley Road, Ipswich) – died 1941, Ipswich. They had 1 son:

Bernard Palmer, born 1941, Ipswich.


Probate to Ellen Sarah Elmer – mother.

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