Ipswich War Memorial

JOHN FREDERICK BOON

JOHN FREDERICK BOON

Image from 8th November 1944 Evening Star Newspaper. Born: 1924, Ipswich. Died: 4th November 1944; age: 20; Died of severe head and chest injuries, at 135th U.S.A. General Hospital, Leominster, Herefordshire. Residence: 148, Cemetery Road, Ipswich. Employed: at Messrs. Reavell and Co., Ipswich.   John joined the Air Force in early 1943, and gained his […]

CRELIN ARTHUR WALFORD BODIE

CRELIN ARTHUR WALFORD BODIE

Nicknamed “ROB or BOGIE” Born: 1920, Kirton, Suffolk. Died: 24th February 1942; age: 21; a flying accident when his Spitfire IIA spun into the ground at Eglinton. (image from the Evening Star newspaper 5th November 1940) Residence: 166, Bramford Road, Ipswich. Enlisted on a short service commission – October 1939.   Rank: Flight Lieutenant/Pilot; Service […]

GEOFFREY CRISP BOAR

GEOFFREY CRISP BOAR

GEOFF Born: 22nd November 1914, Ipswich. Died: 14th September 1942; age: 27; killed in an aircraft crashed on Drigmorn Hill. Occupation: an Insurance Agent.   Rank: Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Service Number: 1310500. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 1653 Air Construction Squadron.   Grave Reference: X.G.4.106. Ipswich Old Cemetery, Ipswich.   Relatives Notified & Address: […]

JACK ASTON BLOOMFIELD

JACK ASTON BLOOMFIELD

Born: 16th June 1923, Denmark Green, Diss, Norfolk. Died: 11th December 1942; age: 19; MPK. sunk by U-443   Rank: Ordinary Seaman; Service Number: C/JX/318967. Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Blean.’   Memorial Reference: 57.1. Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent.   Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Horace Edgar & Maud Bloomfield, of Diss, Norfolk.   […]

ALBERT GEORGE BLOOMFIELD

ALBERT GEORGE BLOOMFIELD

  Born: 20th February 1909, Hoxne, Suffolk. Died: 10th March 1942; age: 33; as a result of an aircraft battle. Residence: 81, Morland Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; Service Number: 751847. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 39 Squadron.   Grave Reference: 4.G.10. Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.   CENSUS   1911   Elm […]

EDWIN ELLIS BLOFIELD

EDWIN ELLIS BLOFIELD

Born: 1914, Ipswich. Died on or since: 7th February 1941; age: 26; killed when aircraft shot down over Adi Ugri. Residence: 139, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 564554. Regiment: Royal Air Force, 47 Squadron. Aircraft: Vickers Wellesley   Grave Reference: Coll. Grave 3.A.7-8 Asmara War Cemetery, Asmara, Maekel, Eritrea, East Africa.   […]

ROBERT STANLEY BLOCK

ROBERT STANLEY BLOCK

  Born: 26th July 1916, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Died: 24th June 1944; age: 28; died of Beriberi as a Japanese PoW – Thailand-Burma Railway. Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore. Reported missing in April 1942. Residence: 17, Tokio Road, Ipswich. Occupation: a Club Steward.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 5831079. Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd […]

HERBERT FRANK BICKERDIKE

HERBERT FRANK BICKERDIKE

Images and information courtesy of Julie. Born: 1922, Leeds, Yorkshire. Died on or since: 20th December 1943; age 21; Shot down by a night fighter. Residence: 58, Sherrington Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Squadron Leader; Service Number: 64287. Regiment: Royal Air Force, 77 Squadron. Medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross. (while flying with 462 Squadron) The KING […]

PHILIP EDWARD BERRY

PHILIP EDWARD BERRY

  Born: 1912, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Died: 3rd March 1945; age: 33; of Subarachnoid Hemorrage at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire. Residence: 3, Dillwyn Street, Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 14352622. Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, Army Physical Training Corps.   Grave Reference: 31. 74. Ipswich Old Cemetery, Ipswich.   Relatives Notified & Address: Son […]

KENNETH WALTER BANYARD

KENNETH WALTER BANYARD

  Born: 1931, Ipswich. Died: 6th November 1956; age 25; Nicosia, Cyprus. Residence: 23, Turner Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Flying Officer; Service Number: 2430304. Regiment: Royal Air Force, 9 Ferry Crew Squadron –  attached to  139 Squadron (Jamaica)   Grave Reference: 23.C.16. Wayne’s Keep, British Military Cemetery, Cyrpus.   Father: Walter James Banyard, born April 1904, […]

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