Born: 3rd November 1918, Ipswich.

Died: 17th August 1945, age: 26; died of Malaria as a Japanese PoW at Tagri on the Thailand/Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 4, St. Matthew’s Church Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: Motor Mechanic.


Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 5828175.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment.


The body was originally buried at Tagri Cemetery. On the 5th April 1946, the body was exhumed, identified by records and re-buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Bertie Sewell Smith & Eunice Emma Smith, of Ipswich.


Father: Bertie Sewell Smith, born 1879, Aldringham, Suffolk – died 1919, Blything, Suffolk.

Mother: Eunice Emma Smith (nee Keys), born 1888, Ipswich.


Probate to Ernest William Simpson, a Pattern Maker.

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