Image from the Evening Star – 20th April 1942
Born: 1920, Ipswich.
Died: 30th October 1943; age: 23; as a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
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.
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.
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.