Image taken from the Evening Star – 10th April 1942.
Born: 1920, Ipswich.
Died: 19th March 1944; age: 23; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Residence: 61, Handford Road, Ipswich.
Employed: at the Picture House.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5832943.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. O.A. Carne, of Ipswich.
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.
Probate to Oscar Albert Carne, a Co-operation Storeman.
The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment and the 1st battalion 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.