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56 Ditton Fields

History of 56 Ditton Fields


Walter T Eusden, b 1881, canteen worker Norman Portland Cement

Lillian F, b 1882

Their son, Harold James, was a sergeant in the Cambridgeshire Regiment at the Battle of Singapore. He was captured by the Japanese and died of tropical ulcers and beriberi at Kanchanaburi, Thailand on 27th December 1943 aged 30.

(For more information on the Cambridgeshire Regiment in WWII read ‘Battalion at War – Singapore 1942’ by Michael Moore, Gliddon Books 1988)


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