Born: 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 30th May 1942; age: 22.

Residence: The Mitre Tavern, 28, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman; Service Number: 940419.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.


Grave Reference:


Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery,

Free Town,

Sierra Leone.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Frederick & Luciola West, of Ipswich.


Father: Henry Frederick West, born 1879, Ipswich – November 1934, Ipswich, at the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich – of The Mitre Tavern, 28, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich. A Publican.

Mother: Luciola Mariquinha West (nee Joslin), born June 1885, Ipswich.



Allan was living with his widowed mother & brother at their family home – The Mitre Tavern, 28, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.

Luciola, Licensed Victualler.

Philip H.L. West, born 1929, Ipswich.

and barmaid – Mary J. Ellis, born September 1916.


Allan’s mother, Luciola became the first licensed victualler in Ipswich, when she became the landlady of The Mitre Tavern, after her father, Thomas James Joslin died in 1922.

On the 27th October 1937, the divorce case of Wallis Simpson and Ernest Simpson, was heard at Ipswich Assizes at the County Hall, Ipswich. Allan and his family were able to watch the comings and goings of the people and cars from the flat roof of  The Mitre Tavern which overlooked the County Hall.


Probate to Luciola West – mother.

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