HARRY FOOTER RAMPLEY

Born: 12th July 1912, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Died: 3rd February 1941; age: 28; Died of Injuries at the Emergency Hospital, Boston, Lincolnshire.

Residence: 53, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Sergeant/Air Observer; Service Number: 905139.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 101 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

C.31.25.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward Rampley & Mabel Rampley, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Edward Rampley, born 1879, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. – An Insurance Assistant Superintendent for the Wesleyan & General Assurance Society.

Mother: Mabel Jane Rampley (nee Footer), born 1873, Sapiston, Suffolk – died October 1941, Ipswich.

 

Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificate taken on a Hillson Praga, Praga B,40. On the 8th July 1939, at Ipswich Aero Club. Harry was an Estate Agent, of 53, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Edward Rampley, a retired Insurance Assistant Superintendent and Mabel Jane Rampley (wife of the said Edward Rampley).

 

20th December 1940, Harry, Langrish and Ernest De’ath of the 101 Squadron flew on a mission – target Dunkirk.

 

2nd February 1941

 

Aircraft: Blenheim IV; Serial number: N3570. The aircraft was on a training exercise when it crashed on a beach near Frieston, 3 miles SSE of Boston, Lincolnshire.

Crew:

Langrish; Sergeant/Pilot; injured and taken to hospital.

Ernest William De’ath; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age: 27; R.A.F.V.R.

Plunknett; Leading Aircraftman; passenger  injured and taken to hospital.

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