MAURICE ROBERT LIFFEN

Born: 10th September 1911, Colchester, Essex.

Died: 10th September 1943; age 32 – Air Crash.

Residence: 73, Stanley Avenue, Ipswich.

1st October 1942 – Temporary Lieutenant.

Rank: (A) Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Fleet Air Arm, 737 Squadron – Merlin.

 

Grave Reference:

X.H.5.114A.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Father: Leonard Leopold Liffen, born 1879, Ipswich. A House Painter.

Mother: Eveline Liffen (nee Threadkell), born 1885, Hollesley, Suffolk.

 

Maurice obtained his Royal Aero Club Aviator’s Certificate – 28th January 1939, at Ipswich Aero Club. Certificate taken on: Hillson Praga – Aeronca JAP – 34/36. Maurice’s occupation was an Airport Clerk.

 

Probate to Leonard Leopold Liffen, a House Painter.

 

10th September 1943

 

Aircraft: Walrus W; Base: Dunino Naval Air Station. The aircraft spun on approach and crashed at Balkaithly Farm, St. Andrew’s, Fife, Scotland.

 

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