Category: Second World War

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, […]

HENRY JAMES WILLIAM HASLAM

HENRY JAMES WILLIAM HASLAM

    Born: 1898, Ipswich. Died: 19th October 1940; age: 42; MPK – ship lost through enemy action. Residence: 26, Turret Lane, Ipswich.   Rank: Greaser. Regiment: Merchant Navy, S.S. ‘Sulaco’ Liverpool 147358.   Memorial Reference: Panel 104. Tower Hill Memorial, London.   Relatives Notified & Address: Nephew of Mrs. Kate Ann Doughty Worledge, of […]

JOHN HORACE LEACH

JOHN HORACE LEACH

Image from the Evening Star – 15th December 1943. John is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.   Born: 2nd October 1921, Thornton Heath, Surrey. Died: 24th October 1943; age: 22; Drowned when aircraft crashed at Ponza Island, Italy. Residence: 22, Great Colman Street, Ipswich. Occupation: a Chartered Accountant.   Rank: Sergeant/Navigator; […]

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