Newspaper picture taken from the Evening Star 19th April 1945.
Born: 8th December 1916, Ipswich.
Died: 22nd September 1943; age: 26; died at Chunkai Camp, Thailand as a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Residence: 11, Kingsgate Drive, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Milk Roundsman – Hunt’s Dairy, Spring Road, Ipswich..
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828808.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of James Herbert & Florence Emma Phillips, of 13, Henslow Road, Ipswich; husband of Rosetta Hilda Phillips, of Ipswich.
Father: James Herbert Phillips, born April 1885, Ipswich. A Dairy Clerk.
Mother: Florence Emma Phillips (nee Wade), born November 1885, Ipswich.
In 1939, Ipswich, Walter married Rosetta Hilda Manning, born October 1918, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Walter & Rosetta were living at their home – 11, Kingsgate Drive, Ipswich. He was a Milk Roundsman.
Probate to Rosetta Hilda Phillips – widow.
The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk 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.