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.
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.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
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.
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 servants – Photographs 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.