WILLIAM EDWARD TUNMORE

BILLY

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.

 

Grave Reference:

16.B.3.

Kranji War Cemetery,

Kranji,

Singapore.

 

Son of William Edward and Rosa Tunmore, husband to Hilda May Tunmore Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

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.

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