Birth: 29th April 1908, Ipswich.
Died: 14th January 1944; age 35; died as a Japanese PoW from wounds and dysentery.
Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.
Residence: 24, Long Street, Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 5823510.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Son of William Edward and Rosa Tunmore, husband to Hilda May Tunmore Ipswich.
1911 113, Kemball Street, Ipswich.
William was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William Edward Tunmore, 37, a Plough Share Moulder – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.
Rosa Martha Tunmore (nee Mussett), 39, born Ipswich.
Bertie William Tunmore, 14, a Domestic Errand Boy, born Ipswich.
Rose Helena Tunmore, 7, born Ipswich.
Walter Samuel A. Tunmore, 5, born Ipswich.
Hilda Beatrice M. Tunmore, under 3 months, born Ipswich.
In 1932, Ipswich, William married Hilda Mary Sheldrake, born 1908, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
They had 1 son:
Neville E. Tunmore, born 1932, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
Hilda and Neville were living at the family home – 24, Long Street, Ipswich.
Probate to Hilda May Tunmore – widow.
4th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment.
The Battalion was 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.