Image dated April 1940

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Image dated 22nd November 1938

Born: 15th March 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 16th April 1941; age: 22; died whilst in training. (The family believe the cause of death to be pneumonia.)

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5830614.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Father: William Charles Watling, born 1892, Ipswich. A Labourer.

Mother: Gertrude Emma Watling (Nee Garrard (1st marriage Jacobs)), born January 1881, Ipswich.


Images and information courtesy of Brian & Dorothy Jacobs (Brian is nephew to Henry)

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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