WESLEY, James Harold

No.5828507, Private, James Harold WESLEY
Aged 26

5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of Illness in Captivity on Friday, 4th June 1943

Harold James Wesley was born on 29th August 1916 (Risbridge Q4-1916 4A:1516), son of George and Georgina WESLEY (née ARGENT)
The Japanese had his mother as Georgina at The Crescent, Steeple Bumpstead. His occupation was labourer. In 1939 his widowed mother [1-1-1881] and widowed aunt Kate ARGENT [Nov-1880] were at North Street, Steeple Bumpstead.

He was captured on the day of the surrender of Singapore to the Japanese.

From their regimental number James Wesley (5828507)-Leslie Tarling (5828512)-Reginald Wesley (5828518) and Leslie Ling (5828526) must have been mobilised in the 5th Suffolks at the same time.

photo from asiawargraves.com

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

James Wesley is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, grave B3:M:1
having been moved from Sonkrai Cemetery in December 1945

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