Born: 28th February 1908, Nedging, Suffolk.

Died: 28th December 1943; age: 35; of Pellagra & Dysentery at Tambaya Hospital, Burma – Japanese PoW – Thailand/Burma Railway.

Residence and place of employment: Middleton Estate, Rompin, Negeri Semilan, Malay.

Residence in England: Red House, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 6645.

Regiment: Federated Malay States Volunteers 3rd (Negri Sembilan) Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,


Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Spencer Martyn Harvey & Grace Helen Harvey, of High Trees, Naughton, Suffolk.




1911   Prospect House, Nedging, Suffolk.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents, sisters & maternal aunt.

Spencer Martyn Harvey, 40, a Farmer – employer, born Wattisham, Suffolk.

Grace Helen Harvey (nee Long), 32, born Wattisham.

Sybil Sarah Grace Harvey, 8, born Nedging.

Gwendoline Marianne M. Harvey, 6, born Nedging.

Gertrude May Long, 36, born Wattisham.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.


William attended Ipswich School – left the school in 1926. He gained a M.A. at Cambridge.


Probate to Harry Turner Long – maternal uncle. A Farmer.


On the 29th July 1938, William departed England on the S.S.’Carthage’ of the P&O Steam Navigation Company, bound for Yokohama, Japan. William travelled 2nd Class, his destination was Singapore. He was 30 years old, of Prospect House, Nedging, his intended permanent residence was Malaya, to be a Rubber Planter.


William is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.

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