image from 1918 Chronical newspaper
Born: 4th November 1888, Ipswich.
Died; 26th October 1918; age 29; Died on board H.M.Hospital ‘Gareth Castle’.
Enlistment in to the Royal Navy – Location: Chatham; Date: 5th February 1910 – signed up for 12 years. Occupation: Fitter & Turner. Height: 5fy 4 7/10ins, fair complexion, grey eyes & brown hair. Birthmark right knee.
Last day of service: 31st December 1915.
Residence: 94, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.
Employed: Engineer – Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ltd.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant – 1st April 1918.
Rank: Second Lieutenant; Regiment: Royal Air Force,
201st Training Squadron.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Bartlett Finbow & Caroline Emma Finbow, of 94, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.
1891 23, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
William was 2 years old and living with his parents.
William Bartlett Finbow, 31, a Baker & Confectioner – own account, born Mendlesham, Suffolk.
Caroline Emma Finbow (nee Potter), 29, born Ipswich.
1901 168, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
William was 12 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
William, 41, Painter – Iron Foundry.
Bertie Arthur John Finbow, 6, born Ipswich.
Cecil Walter Finbow, 1 month, born Ipswich.
1 boarder Joseph M. Potter, 35, a Groom.
William Bartlett Finbow applied for his son’s officer medals on the 16th January 1922. The medals were sent to 94, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.
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