Month: December 2017

RUTH ELIZABETH IRVING

RUTH ELIZABETH IRVING

Images courtesy of Antony Irving. Born: 1920, Lambeth, Greater London. Died: 16th February 1945; age 24; Tuberculosis and Meningitis at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. Residence: The Wadd, Snape, Suffolk.   Rank: Leading Aircraftwoman; Service Number: 2005287. Regiment: Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.   Grave Reference: Screen Wall, Ipswich Crematorium, Ipswich.   Relatives Notified & Address: […]

JAMES BERTRAM JACKSON

JIMBO Born: 1918. Died: 21st August 1940; age 22; at Colchester Military Hospital, as a result of a motor cycle accident whilst on duty. His motor cycle crashed into a pole on the Earls Colne – Coggeshall Road. Residence: Red Dawn, Heacham, Norfolk.   Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 140543. Regiment: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal […]

JOHN CADOGAN DAVIES

  Born: 1920, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. Died: 2nd December 1940; age 20; at Corton, Suffolk.   Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 6014938. Regiment: Royal Artillery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment.   Grave Reference: Screen Wall, Ipswich Crematorium, Ipswich.   Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward S.T. Davies & Muriel Davies.   Father: Edward Smith […]

FRANCIS EDENSOR RICHARDSON

FRANCIS EDENSOR RICHARDSON

  Born: 1918, Colchester, Essex. Died: 15th September 1941; age 23. Residence: The King’s Arms, Hadleigh, Suffolk.   Rank: Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Service Number: 755737. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 236 Squadron.   Grave Reference: Screen Wall, Ipswich Crematorium, Ipswich. Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Francis Edensor Fleetwood Richardson & Evelyn Victoria […]

JOHN PHILIP HALESTRAP

JOHN PHILIP HALESTRAP

  Born: 1924, Bedford, Bedfordshire. Died: 4th March 1945; age 20; killed when aircraft crashed on landing. Residence: The Pines, London Road, Braintree, Essex.   Rank: Flying Officer/Navigator; Service Number: 165325. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 68 Squadron.   The remains were cremated at Ipswich, on Saturday, 10th March 1945, The Rev. Hartley Brook, […]

ROYSTON CLIFFORD OULSON

ROYSTON CLIFFORD OULSON

  Born: 15th August 1917, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales. Died: 22nd February 1941; age 23; died as a result of a broken neck after a flying accident, at Montrose, Angus, Scotland. Baptised: 26th September 1917, at St. Andrew & St. Teilo Church, Cardiff, Glamorganshire. Parents: Dorothy & Joshua Clifford Oulson, a Sales Organiser, of 39, Wyeverne […]

RONALD FREDERICK SUGDEN GRIGG

RONALD FREDERICK SUGDEN GRIGG

  Born: 17th June 1912, Elstree, Hertfordshire. Died: 7th January 1944; age 31; at Aislaby Hall, Aislaby, Yorkshire – from suffocation and burning sustained as the result of an accidental fire. Inquest held 10th January 1944 and by adjournment on 17th January 1944. Residence: Thurston Lodge, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, and at the Connaught Club, […]

KENNETH HENRY EMPSON

KENNETH HENRY EMPSON

Born: 8th January 1905, Catford, South East London. Died: 8th November 1940; age 35; Died of Wounds received at sea, at Colchester Hospital, Essex. Residence: Upton, Plymouth Road, Horrabridge, West Devon. Occupation: a Partner and Director of a Messrs. Empson and Slade. Ltd., Manor Garage, Horrabridge. Rank: Lieutenant. Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M. Drifter […]

DAVID JOHN LAMMIMAN DOWNES

DAVID JOHN LAMMIMAN DOWNES

    Born: 1921, Epsom, Surrey. Died: 19th February 1941; age 41; at Llechwedd Ganol, Merionethshire, Wales. Residence: The Deanery, Hadleigh, Suffolk.   Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 5338283. Regiment: Hampshire Regiment.   Grave Reference: Screen Wall, Ipswich Crematorium, Ipswich.   Father: Edmund Audley Downes, born November 1877, Rawal, Pindi, Bengal, India. A Clerk in […]

ALFRED GITSHAM

  Born: 31st December 1900, Tooting Graveney, South London. Died: 25th March 1946; age 45; at the Borough General Hospital, Ipswich. Residence: 180, Wherstead Road, Ipswich. Enlistment Location: Chatham, Kent; occupation: Packer. Signed up for 12 years – 31st December 1918. Height: 5ft 4 1/2ins, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.   Service: Powerful – […]

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