Category: Second World War

STANLEY PHILIP WESTLEY

STANLEY PHILIP WESTLEY

Stanley is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1901, 19, Edgar Street, Ipswich. Died: 1st October 1943; age: 43. Residence: 501, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.   Rank: Corporal; Service Number: T/73210. Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.   Laid to rest 1st October 1943 – Ahmednagar, Bombay, India. Grave Reference: 1.F.15. Kirkee […]

RONALD LEONARD CLARK

Ronald is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 17th May 1915, 11, Berners Street, Ipswich. Died: 4th November 1943; age: 28. Residence: Edinburgh, Scotland. Enlistment Location: Edinburgh.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 3188269. Regiment: The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion.   Originally laid to rest 7.F.6., Akyab War Cemetery, […]

WILLIAM GEORGE GOOSE

WILLIAM GEORGE GOOSE

William is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 1921, Ipswich. Died: 26th December 1944; age: 23; drowned at Scottburgh Beach, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.   Rank: Air Mechanic: Service Number: 47983V. Regiment: South African Air Force, 5 Squadron.   Memorial Reference: Column 284. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.   Relatives Notified & […]

JOSEPH JOHN COATES

JOSEPH JOHN COATES

Joseph is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 28th November 1899, Ipswich. Died: 17th September 1939, age: 39; MPK – H.M.S.’Courageous.’ Enlistment Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire; Occupation: Factory Lad. Height: 5ft 1ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & dark brown hair. Signed up for 12 years – 28th November 1917.   Service: […]

HORACE RAYMOND FOX

HORACE RAYMOND FOX

Horace is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from the Evening Star – 14th April 1942.   Born: 20th September 1917, 96, Cemetery Road, Ipswich. Died: 21st September 1944; age: 26; as a Japanese PoW. Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore. Residence: 137, Avondale Road, Ipswich. Occupation: a Gent’s […]

EDGAR SEELEY

EDGAR SEELEY

Image from the Evening Star – 20th April 1942   Born: 6th June 1916, Westhorpe, Suffolk. Died: 14th February 1942; age: 25. Residence: 167, Burrell Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 5831233. Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.   Memorial Reference: 60. Singapore Memorial, Kranji, Singapore.   Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Winifred Seeley, […]

NEHEMIAH CLIFFORD COWIE

NEHEMIAH CLIFFORD COWIE

Clifford is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park. Image from the Evening Star – 23rd October 1941. CLIFFORD   Born: 1920, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Died: 27th May 1940 – 29th May 1940; age: 19; KiA. Dunkirk Residence: 25, Bradley Street, Ipswich.   Rank: Private; Service Number: 5773244. Regiment: Royal Norfolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion. […]

JESSE MacFIGGANS

JESSE MacFIGGANS

Image from the Evening Star – 8th January 1942. Jesse is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 24th May 1922, Medway, Kent. Died: 25th November 1941; age: 19; KiA. Residence: 53, Westbury Road, Ipswich.   Rank: Leading Signalman; Service Number: C/JX 155730. Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Barham.’   Memorial Reference: 45.2. […]

JOHN DAVID BAKER

JOHN DAVID BAKER

Photograph and extra information courtesy of Patricia.  JACK Born: 1925, Ipswich. Died: 17th March 1945; age: 19; Aircraft shot down. Residence: 94, Derby Road, Ipswich. Employed: at Ransome & Rapier’s Ltd., Ipswich.   Rank: Sergeant/Air Gunner: Service Number: 1867772. Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 630 Squadron.   Grave Reference: 2.A.8. Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, […]

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