STANLEY ARTHUR WEST

Born: 18th April 1913, Ipswich.

Died: 30th November 1943; age: 30; as a Japanese PoW. – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Residence: 15, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Dock Warehouseman – Grain.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5834832.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.

 

Grave Reference:

6.A.3.

Chungkai War Cemetery,

Kanchanaburi,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Eva West, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Frederick Lambert West, born December 1884, Ipswich – died October 1949, Ipswich. A Dock Warehouseman.

Mother: Eva Annie Caroline West (nee Alderton), born August 1883.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Stanley was a Dock Warehouseman – Grain. He was living with his parents at the family home – 15, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.

Frederick, a Dock Warehouseman – Grain.

Eva, unpaid Domestic Duties.

 

Probate to Frederick West – father, a West Dock Warehouseman.

 

Stanley is also remembered on Holy Trinity church memorial, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion

The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15th February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.

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