THOMAS CHARLES CARNE

Image taken from the Evening Star – 10th April 1942.

Photograph courtesy of Cherie.

Born: 14th May 1920, Ipswich.

Died: 19th March 1944; age: 23; died of Nephritis as a Japanese PoW at Chungkai Camp, Thailand – worked on the Thailand/Burma Railway.

Residence: 61, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Employed: at the Picture House.

Date of Capture: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5832943.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.

 

Grave Reference:

2.C.10.

Chungkai War Cemetery,

Kanchanaburi,

Thailand.

 

Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. O. A. Carne, of Ipswich.

 

Nephew of GEORGE ROBERT CHARLES PIZEY.

 

Father: Oscar Albert Carne, born 1885, Harwich, Essex.

Mother: Louisa Carne (nee Pizey), born October 1886, Ipswich – died December 1944, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.

 

Thomas was a Lorry Driver’s Mate, he was living with his mother & siblings at the family home – 61, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Louisa, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Stanley George Carne, born May 1923, Ipswich.

Margaret Louisa Carne, born October 1927, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Oscar Albert Carne – father, a Co-operation Storeman.

 

The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division (including the 4/5th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment and the 1st Battalion of the Cambridge Regiment).

15 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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