5828528 2nd Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment
George Risby was born around 1921; he was the son of George and Grace Lily Risby. The family lived at one time at 16 Cross Street, Sudbury and later moved to No. 87.
The Cambridgeshires were the last regiment to cease fighting defending Singapore. The Japanese attacked the island on 9th February 1942 and Singapore fell on 15th February. The Cambridgeshire Regiment suffered many casualties and was known by other regiments as the ‘Fen Tigers’.
George died aged 21 on 24th January 1942. There is no known grave and he is remembered on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
A Cross of Remembrance was laid at Kanchanaburi Cemetery by Mr. Peter Smith in April 2007 for all the Sudbury men who died in the Far East.
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