WILLIAM CHARLES MANNING

Image from the Evening Star – 20th April 1942

BILLY

 

Born: 16th May 1920, 60, Kambala Road, Battersea, Surrey.

Baptised: 6th June 1920, at Christ Church, Battersea, Surrey. Parents: May Lydia Mary & Ebenezer Manning, a labourer, of 60, Kambala Road, Battersea, Surrey.

Died: 30th October 1943; age: 23; died of Beriberi at Kami-Sonkrai Camp as a Japanese PoW on the Thailand-Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Residence: 308, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Employed: at Smart’s Furnishing Co., Butter Market, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5825799.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.

 

Originally buried at Kami-Sonkrai Cemetery. Body re-buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery December 1945.

 

Grave Reference:

B3.S.5.

Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,

Burma.

 

Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ebenezer & May Lydia Mary Manning, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Ebenezer Manning, born September 1886, Ipswich.

Mother: May Lydia Mary Manning (nee Hart), born March 1894, Battersea, Surrey.

 

4th Battalion:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
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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