Month: July 2019

LEONARD JAMES FISHER

LEONARD JAMES FISHER

Leonard is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 8th November 1944 Evening Star newspaper.   Born: 1923, Redgrave with Botesdale, Suffolk. Died: 21st August 1944; age: 21; Residence: Glenmon, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant/Navigator; Service Number: 1398923. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 37 Squadron.   Grave Reference: I.E.16. […]

JOHN ARTHUR GARROD

JOHN ARTHUR GARROD

    Born: 1899, Little Blakenham, Suffolk. Died: 19th June 1918; age: 19; died as a German Prisoner of War, at Stendal Prisoner of War Camp Hospital. Residence: 7, Handford Cut, Ipswich. Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 41347. Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.   Medals Awarded: Victory & British […]

RICHARD HERBERT RODWELL

RICHARD HERBERT RODWELL

Richard is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from the Evening Star – 31st August 1944   “DICK”   Born: 3rd February 1921, Ipswich. Died: 12th October 1943; age: 22; MPK when H.M. Submarine ‘Usurper’ was attacked with depth chargers in the Gulf of Genoa. Residence: 53, St. Matthew’s Church Lane, […]

ALFRED WILLIAM WOODS

ALFRED WILLIAM WOODS

Alfred is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 1944 Evening Star   Born: 14th September 1912, Barrow, Suffolk. Died: 24th June 1944; age: 31; killed on active service when Minesweeper 8 hit a mine in the English Channel. Residence: 50, Austin Street, Ipswich. Occupation: Maltster’s Labourer.   Rank: Seaman; Service […]

ARTHUR HENRY ERITH

ARTHUR HENRY ERITH

Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 1944 Evening Star newspaper. Extra information and images courtesy of Simon. Born: 22nd March 1916, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Died: 7th June 1944; age: 28; Died of Wounds, during the D-Day landings, Residence: 79, Berners Street, Ipswich. Occupation: Civil Servant – Unemployment […]

CECIL CYRIL GEORGE MARTIN

CECIL CYRIL GEORGE MARTIN

Cecil is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1921, Ipswich. Died: 1st July 1944; age: 23; Killed by enemy action. Residence: 39, Cullingham Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class; Service Number: 1438814. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.   Memorial Reference: Panel 243. Runnymede Memorial, Englefield Green, Surrey.   […]

JOHN EDNIE HALL

JOHN EDNIE HALL

John is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.   Born: 1893, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Died: 9th April 1917; age: 24; KiA at the Battle of Arras.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 7898. Regiment: South African Infantry, 4th Scottish Battalion, 2nd […]

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