Born: 3rd January 1922, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Died: 15th January 1943; age 21; KiA in North Africa.

Residence: 33, Queen’s Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 906927.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, 5th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Tripoli War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Edward & Grace Florence Thorpe, of Felixstowe.


Father: Charles Edward Thorpe, born 1878, Islington, London. A Fish Merchant.

Mother: Grace Florence Thorpe (nee Tebbitt), born 1887, Herne Hill, London.


Douglas was educated at Ipswich School and then articled to a Chartered Accountant. He joined the army in 1939, and later attended the R.A. Cadets’ course at Aberdeen University.


Douglas is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial, and on the Roll of Honour at The University of Aberdeen and their Roll of Remembrance – published 1952. And in the Roll of Honour for Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and of the Articled Clerks.

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