Category: Post 1945 Wars

AARON JAMES McCLURE

AARON JAMES McCLURE

TROY Born: 3rd February 1988, Ipswich. Died: 23rd August 2007; age: 19; Killed by American ‘friendly fire’ at Kajaki, Northern Helmamnd Province, Afghanistan. Enlistment Date: March 2006. Rank: Private. Regiment: Royal Anglian Regiment, 1st Battalion, B Company.     Aaron is remembered on the Ipswich memorial and in 2015 a road and square were named […]

GARY IVAN BARNES

GARY IVAN BARNES

  Born: 12th June 1961, Ipswich. Died: 27th August 1979; age: 18; Killed at Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland – “Operation Banner.” Residence: Abbeycorn Barracks. Rank: Private; Service Number: 24460214. Regiment: The Parachute Regiment, 2nd Battalion (2 Para).   Grave Reference: PA.21205. Ipswich Lawn Cemetery, Ipswich.   Louis Mountbatten was killed on the 27th August […]

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, […]

MORRIS ALLEN BRETTELL

MORRIS ALLEN BRETTELL

Born: 20th February 1932, at 14, Sandy Lane, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Died: 14th September 1952; age 20; – Korea.   Rank: Lance Bombardier. Regiment: Royal Artillery, 61 Light Regiment. (mortar) – attached to the Australian Light Infantry.   Grave Reference: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Daeyon-ong, Pusan, South Korea.   Father: Henry Brettell, a Motor Lorry […]

ROY HAMILTON McDONALD

ROY HAMILTON McDONALD

Pictures courtesy of John Juby   Born: 17th December 1930, Ipswich. Died: 30th May 1952; age 21; – Killed by a mortar bomb attack whilst on night patrol.   Rank: Private/Stretcher Bearer; Service Number: 22444909. Regiment: Royal Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.   Grave Reference: 22.3.1.1440. United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Tanggok, Nam District, City of Busan, […]

BRIAN SWINBANKS

BRIAN SWINBANKS

Born: 16th October 1927, South Shields, Durham. Died: 26th April 1951; age 23; Died of Wounds – Battle of Imjin River, Seoul, Korea. Residence: 168, Nacton Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 393305. Regiment: Royal Engineers, 55 Independent Field Squadron   Grave Reference: 17.2.7.702. United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Daeyon-ong, Pusan, South Korea.   Father: […]

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