Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 9th July 1942; age: 56; Suicide at R.A.F. Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.


Rank: Flight Sergeant; Service Number: 143742.

Regiment: Royal Air Force.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich New Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Alice Norah Maria West, of Ipswich.




1891   12, Lancaster Road, Ipswich.


Rudolph was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred West, 41, a Compositor Printer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Eliza West (nee Allen), 41, born Ipswich.

Eliza Elizabeth West, 20, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Agnes Maud West, 18, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Edith Mary West, 14, a Dressmaker, born Ipswich.

Harry Lambert West, 11, born Ipswich.


1901   5, Ashmere Grove, Ipswich.


Rudolph was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 51, a Compositor Printer.

Elizabeth, 51.

Eliza, 30, a Tailoress.

Harry, 21, a Carpenter & Joiner.


1911   ‘Dalegarth’ 32, Khartoum Road, Ipswich.


Rudolph was 21 years old, a Carpenter & Joiner. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 61, a Compositor – Newspaper Publisher.

Elizabeth, 61.

Eliza, 40, a Tailoress – Clothing Manufacturer.

Harry, 31, a Carpenter & Joiner.


Rudolph’s father, Alfred West died 1923, Ipswich. His mother, Elizabeth Eliza West died 1938, Ipswich.


In 1920, Ipswich, Rudolph married Dorothy Chandler, born 1894, Ipswich – died 1926, Ipswich.


In 1926, Ramsgate, Kent, Rudolph married Alice Norah Maria Booth, born February 1904, Ramsgate, Kent. Baptised: 26th October 1906, St. Luke’s Church, Ramsgate, Kent. They had 2 daughters.

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