WESLEY, Reginald Charles

No.5828518, Private, Reginald Charles WESLEY
Aged 26

5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on Friday, 6th February 1942

Reginald Charles Wesley was born on 29th August 1916 (Risbridge Q4-1920 4A:1630), son of Charles William and Alice Amelia WESLEY (née NOTLEY) In 1939 his father [21-5-1895] was a grocer, at Enterprise Stores, Steeple Bumpstead, with his mother [27-6-1892] and sister Brenda Mildred [4-3-1926] (three closed records). He had a brother, Sidney J Wesley, and there was another sister, Olive. Sadly Brenda died from mumps, age 15.

He was killed during the fighting on the island of Singapore, just 9 days before the surrender to the Japanese, only one week after arriving in Singapore.

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. Initially buried in the Reformatory Road ( now Clementi Road) Military Cemetery, he was moved to Kranji in July 19146.

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photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Reginald Wesley is buried in Kranji War Cemetery, grave 24:B:5

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