1939: Squires Ernest Wallace Kempton
Robert Kempton was the son of Squires E W Kempton. He was a private in the Cambridgeshire Regiment who was captured by the Japanese at Singapore. He died on 21/9/1944 when the Japanese transport ship which was taking him to a labour camp in Japan was sunk by a US submarine.
(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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