FREDERICK WALTER NORTHROP

Born: 1919, Mutford, Essex.

Died: 14th November 1942; age 23.
Residence: Ipswich.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 922391.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment.
Memorial Reference:
Column 36.
Alamein Memorial.
Egypt.
Father: Frederick James Northrop, born 1890, Chelsea.
Mother: Edith May Northrop (nee Baldry), born April 1891, Wickham Market, Suffolk.
In May 1936, Frederick was nominated Postman in Ipswich/Felixstowe.

In November 1938, Frederick was nominated Male Sorting Clerk & Telegraphists.

 

In 1941, Ipswich, Frederick married Jean E. M. Leggett, born 1920, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter.

Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich

 

67th Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
HQ, 232nd (Suffolk) Bty: Ipswich
231st (Suffolk) Bty: Sudbury

67th Medium Regiment served under command of IV Corps Artillery in the autumn of 1940. It was sent to North Africa in October 1941 as part of the Crusader convoys. It served under 8th Army in the campaigns in the Western Desert from November 1941 until June 1942. It supported the South African attack on Bardia in December 1941. The regiment added (Suffolk) to its name on 17 February 1942. It was captured at Tobruk on 20 June 1942. Due to causalities the regiment was reduced to a cadre on 7 September 1942.

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