FREDERICK WILLIAM MAPLESTONE

Frederick is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

 

Born: 1903, Ipswich.

Died: 20th September 1943; age: 40; Japanese PoW.

Captured 15th February 1942.

Residence: 51, Sidney Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5836533.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

1.N.1.

Chungkai War Cemetery,

Thailand.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Margaret A. Maplestone, of Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   12, Siloam Place, Duke Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 9 years old and living with his mother, step father and step siblings.

George Robert C. Pizey, 30, a Quay Labourer, born Ipswich.

Florence May Pizey (nee Maplestone), 29, a Rug Sorter, born Ipswich.

Florence May Pizey, 6, born Ipswich.

Edith Maud Pizey, 4, born Ipswich.

George Edward Pizey, 2, born Ipswich.

 

Frederick’s step father, George Robert Pizey lost his life in the First World War. He was KiA on the 5th October 1915, he was ranked a Lance Corporal, service number 12347, of the 7th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. He was laid to rest at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France.

 

In 1932, Ipswich, Frederick married Helen Daisy Upson, born 1907, Woodbridge, Suffolk – died 1935, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

 

In 1933, Frederick & Helen were residing at 23, Wellington Street, Gloucester.

In 1934, Frederick & Helen were residing at 34, Station Road, Gloucester.

In 1935, 1936, 1937 & 1938, Frederick was lodging at the home of Edgar & Alice + Alfred Jones, of 28, Jersey Street.

 

On the 22nd September 1938, at St. Michael’s Church, Gloucester, Frederick, of 28, Jersey Street,  married Margaret Annie Hodgetts, of 114, Alfred Street.

 

Probate to Margaret Annie Maplestone – widow.

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