Remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’  Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich.


Born: 1923, Suffolk.

Died: 9th November 1942; age 19; as a result of aircraft crash.

Residence: 428, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Employed: with Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman/ Under Training Navigator; Service Number: 1392607.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No 1 (Observer) Advanced Training Unit.


Grave Reference:

Earl Soham Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mary Jane Baxter, & step son of H.G. Lawes, of Ipswich.


Mother: Mary Jane Baxter, born November 1898, Tannington, Suffolk.

Step father: Harold George Lawes, born September 1903, Denham, Suffolk.



Alan was living with his mother & step father at their family home – 428, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Harold, a Fruiterer – own account.

Mary, unpaid Domestic Duties.


Alan is also remembered on the Earl Soham War memorial, Earl Soham, Suffolk.


9th November 1942


Aircraft: Anson AX322. Flew into the high ground and crashed in the vicinity of Bally-Quinton Point, Northern Ireland.

Fellow Crew:

Colin William Hebron Davie; Sergeant/Pilot; age 21; R.A.F.V.R. Colin was born October 1921, at Edmonton, son of William & Rita Davie (nee Hebron) – both civil servantsPhotographs and extra information courtesy of Sue.

Cyril Sydney Endersby; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 33; R.A.F.V.R.

Thomas Sidney Jones; Leading Aircraftman/U/T/ Navigator; age 23; R.A.F.

Cyril Henry Neild; Leading Aircraftman/U/T/ Navigator; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.


Colin, Cyril, Thomas & Cyril were all laid to rest at St. Catherine’s Church of Ireland Churchyard, Killead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


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