MOY, Robert James

No.5828669, Sergeant, Robert James MOY
Aged 31

5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died on Sunday, 16th November 1947

Robert James Moy was born in Stoke by Clare on 25th January 1916 [Bury St Edmunds Q1-1916 4A:2673), son of Robert and Hilda Florence MOY (née CRISP).

His parents were at 17 The Street, Stoke by Clare in September 1939, father a cow man.

He married Irene Joyce BENSLEY in Bridge, Kent in 1941. This may well have been just prior to his sailing to Singapore. They were living in Court Lodge Farm, Petham, Canterbury where he was a herdsman. In 1947 they were at New Cottages, Little Barrow, Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucestershire.

The 5th Suffolks were fighting in the area of Singapore when Singapore was surrendered to the Japanese on 15th February 1942. He was captured on the 17th February 1942 and liberated on 2nd September 1945. As Robert is recognised by CWGC it is more than likely that he succumbed after demob to illness occasioned by his captivity. The cut-off date was 31st December 1947.

Robert Moy is buried in Broadwell (St Paul) Churchyard, Gloucestershire, east of church

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