Month: August 2019

KENNETH ROY TARRANT

KENNETH ROY TARRANT

Kenneth is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Picture taken from the Evening Star 12th March 1943.   Born: 21st July 1911, 16, Childer Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Died: 31st December 1942: age: 31: MPK. Residence: 24, Bramford Road, Ipswich.   Enlistment Location: Chatham; Date: March 1927; Occupation: Errand Boy. Signed up for […]

WILLIAM ALEXANDER BENJAMIN LAUGHLIN

WILLIAM ALEXANDER BENJAMIN LAUGHLIN

William is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1922, Ipswich. Died: 1st August 1942; age: 20; aircraft crash at Krefeld.   Rank: Sergeant/Air Gunner; Service Number: 932631. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 405 ‘Vancouver’ Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron.   Grave Reference: 28.D.14. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany. […]

EDWARD ALAN MURRAY

EDWARD ALAN MURRAY

Edward is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. JOHN   Born: 22nd August 1921, Ipswich. Died: 3rd November 1943; age: 22. Residence: 12, Boxley Road, Morden, Surrey.   Rank: Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 12 Squadron.   Grave Reference: Collective Grave 3.H.7-9. Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.   Relatives […]

CECIL BLERIOT VICTOR GROOM

CECIL BLERIOT VICTOR GROOM

Cecil is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 14th July 1909, Ipswich. Died: 27th May 1944; age: 34. Occupation: Prison Officer.   Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 2732807. Regiment: Welsh Guards, 3rd Battalion, Foot Guards.   Grave Reference: VIII.B.4. Cassino War Cemetery, Lazio, Italy.   Relatives Notified & Address: Son of […]

FREDERICK GEORGE GIBBS

FREDERICK GEORGE GIBBS

Frederick is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1922, Ipswich. Died: 6th January 1944; age: 21; Killed by a Japanese sniper in Burma.   Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5832886. Regiment: Queen’s Own, Royal West Kent Regiment, 4th Battalion.   Grave Reference: 3.D.18. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.   Relatives Notified & […]

WILFRED EDWIN SHELDRICK

WILFRED EDWIN SHELDRICK

Wilfred is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 12th April 1917, Ipswich. Died: 27th December 1944; age: 27; as a Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway. Residence: 58, Hervey Street, Ipswich. Occupation: Building Gang Labourer – Non-Ferrous Mill.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828785. Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. […]

DONALD GEORGE JACK LUCAS

DONALD GEORGE JACK LUCAS

Donald is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1910, Ipswich. Died: 21st January 1944; age: 33; aircraft lost on return from Magdeburg. Residence: 21, Pearl Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant/Flight Engineer; Service Number: 900811. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 7 Squadron.   Originally laid to rest at Wohnste […]

CHARLES HENRY S. W. CHAPMAN

CHARLES HENRY S. W. CHAPMAN

Charles is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.   Image taken from the Evening Star – 12th June 1945.   Born: 1911, Ipswich. Died: 21st May 1945; age: 34; died of injuries accidentally sustained whilst on service. 5 years active service.   Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 829030. Regiment: Royal Artillery, 190 […]

KENNETH FREDERICK HAWES

KENNETH FREDERICK HAWES

Kenneth is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from 1945 Evening Star newspaper, Born: 1917, Ipswich. Died: 25th February 1945; age: 27; KiA. Residence: 163, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 2035702. Regiment: Royal Engineers, 24 Bomb Disposal Coy.   Grave Reference: 15.C.7. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Gelderland, […]

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