Born: 1920, 66, London Road, Ipswich.
Died: 31st August 1943; age: 23; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5833148.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion – Infantry.
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.