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.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717


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.

Caroline, 38.

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.

Royal Air Force:




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