Pt Charles Parker, 5884541, 5th Batt Suffolk Regiment / Died 29/06/43

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  1. shakybridge

    shakybridge Member

    I'm looking or any information concerning the above and where he might have been when he was killed. I am carrying out a History walk around Godmanchester this summer and would like to tell his story.
    Died 29th June 1943, aged 24, commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.
    Many Thanks
  2. Owen

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  4. shakybridge

    shakybridge Member

    Many thanks Owen, it would appear he died whilst in captivity. Its a truly sad story, all that way just to fight a battle with little hope of success. It would be good to know what happened to him and where he actually died. Hopefully something will come up.
  5. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    Hi Roger,

    A bit of information about Pt Charles Parker, 5884541, 5th Batt Suffolk Regiment.

    Mother was Mrs E Parker of 36 West Street, Godmanchester.

    He was sent by train to the Burma Railway on 9/05/43, as part of "H Party".

    He died of diphtheria, on 29/06/43, at Camp 3, and was buried 2km east of Tampi, in grave #20.

    It does seem most unusual for someone to be listed on the Singapore Memorial, when their actual grave was known. I would have expected him to be rested in Kanchanaburi Cemetery.


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