Born: 1920, 66, London Road, Ipswich.

Died: 31st August 1943; age: 23; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942.

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5833148.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Chungkai War Cemetery,



Father: Frederick Denny John Wade, born November 1880, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk – died September 1944, 1, Coval Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex. An Electrician.

Mother: Laura Eliza Wade (nee Smith), born November 1877.

Family home: ‘Plymbury’ 1, Coral Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex.

4th and 5th Battalions:
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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