JACK EDWIN FRENCH

Born: 19th January 1918, Ipswich.

Died: 12th May 1944; age 26;  Died from a shrapnel injury, during bombing on the 12th May 1944, at PoW Camp Stalag IV B.

At the camp Jack was a Supply/Store Controller at warehouse 22. His (kriegsgefanger nummber) prisoner of war number – 250,128.

Residence: 17, Verbena Gardens, Hammersmith.

Son of GEORGE EDWIN FRENCH, brother to ALFRED EDGAR FRENCH.

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 953067.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment.

 

Grave Reference:

I.B.1.

Prague War Cemetery,

Czech Republic.

 

Father: George Edwin French, born 1879, Ipswich.

Mother: Maud Alice French (nee Aldous), 1884, born Flowton, Suffolk.

 

In 1940, Ipswich, Jack married Nancy Olive Gorringe, born 1917, Stow, Suffolk.

 

Jack’s father, George Edwin French also died when M.V. ‘Sweep’ II struck a mine and sunk at Landguard Port, Felixstowe, on the 5th June 1940, aged 61.

Jack’s brother, Alfred Edgar French, also died on the 6th March 1942, aged 26. He was a Sapper, service number 1883555, in the Royal Engineers, 1 Field Squadron. Alfred is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

 

Probate to Nancy Olive French.

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