Image taken from the Evening Star – 30th March 1942.
Born: 14th September 1915, Ipswich.
Died: 6th March 1942; age: 26; KiA.
Residence: 61, Heath Lane, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Carpenter & Joiner.
Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 1883555.
Regiment: Royal Engineers, 1 Field Squadron.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Edwin & Maud French; husband of Hilda Marguerite French, of Ipswich.
Father: George Edwin French, born January 1880, Ipswich.
Mother: Maud Alice French (nee Aldous), born 1883, Flowton, Suffolk.
In 1938, Ipswich, Alfred married Hilda Marguerite Jewell, born August 1917, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Alfred was a Carpenter & Joiner he was living at 61, Heath Lane, Ipswich with 3 others.
Probate to Hilda Marguerite French – widow.
Alfred’s brother, Jack Edwin French, also died from a shrapnel injury, during bombing on the 12th May 1944, aged 26, at POW Camp Stalag IV B. He was a Gunner, service number 953067, in the Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment. Jack was buried at Prague War Cemetery, Czech Republic.
Alfred’s father, George Edwin French also died when M.V. ‘Sweep’ II struck a mine and sunk at Landguard Port, Felixstowe, on the 5th June 1940, aged 61.