Alfred is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1901, Ipswich.

Died: 26th January 1942; age 41.

Residence: 12, Preston Road, Alexandra Barracks, Singapore and family home – Surrey.


Rank: Warrant Officer II (Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant); Service Number: 3847069./

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

2nd Battalion:
1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Singapore as part of Singapore Fortress’s Malaya Brigade.
15 February 1942: It was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and the survivor’s became prisoners for the rest of the war.

Grave Reference:


Kranji War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry & Sarah Ann Hearn; husband of Winifred Bertha Jane Hearn, of Redhill, Surrey.






1901   4, Star Lane, Ipswich.


Alfred was 1 month old and living with his parents & sisters.

Henry Hearn, 32, a Floor man – Maltings, born Coddenham, Suffolk.

Sarah Ann Hearn (nee Rogers), 30, born Stourton Caundle, Dorsetshire.

Laura Lily Ann Hearn, 9, born Coddenham.

Violet Beatrice Lily Hearn, 6, born Coddenham.

Daisy Amelia Hearn, 4, born Coddenham.


1911   57, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 11 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Henry, 42, a Malting’s Labourer.

Edward George Hearn, 8, born Ipswich.

Winifred May Hearn, 6, born Ipswich.

Frederick James Hearn, 2, born Ipswich.

1 Housekeeper and her 2 children.


On the 1911 census, Alfred’s mother, Sarah, 40, was working as an Assistant Nurse at The Workhouse, Barahm – Guardians of the Bosmere & Claydon Union.


Alfred’s father, Henry Hearn died October, 1911 at Samford, Suffolk.


On the 17th March 1928, 26 year old, Alfred, a Soldier at Milton Barracks, Gravesend, married 26 year old, Winifred Bertha Jane Gray, a Housekeeper, of 23, Lesbourne Road, Reigate, Surrey. Winifred was born November 1901, Reigate and was baptised at St. Philip Church, Reigate, Surrey – address 3, Gas Works Road, Reigate.

They had 1 daughter.


Probate to Winifred Bertha Jane Hearn – widow.

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